Torture by sleep deprivation
Type of Spiritual Experience
John Schlapobersky - consultant psychotherapist to the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture [who was himself tortured through sleep deprivation]
A description of the experience
I was kept without sleep for a week in all. I can remember the details of the experience, although it took place 35 years ago. After two nights without sleep, the hallucinations start, and after three nights, people are having dreams while fairly awake……… By the week's end, people lose their orientation in place and time - the people you're speaking to become people from your past; a window might become a view of the sea seen in your younger days.