"The final bill took shape after a 20-hour marathon negotiation between House and Senate leaders...The cavernous Dirksen 106 conference room remained packed as dawn approached...Lawmakers had stopped trying to conceal their yawns...Weary lawmakers wrapped up their work minutes before sunrise." -- Washington Post account, "Lawmakers guide Dodd-Frank bill for Wall Street reform into homestretch," June 26, 2010
"Investigators knew from previous research that people awake for 24 hours straight display reaction times comparable to those of people who are legally drunk. Cohen's new study reveals that those who pull an all-nighter on top of two or three weeks of chronic sleep loss reach that level of severe impairment faster—after just 18 hours awake." -- Harvard Magazine article, "Lost Sleep Is Hard to Find," July-August 2010.