Will Humans Ever Be Able to Hibernate?

  • Published on Mar 16, 2017
  • Do you ever feel so tired that you want to sleep for a few months? Scientists are searching for ways to cause human hibernation.
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    Sources:
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Comments • 1 152

  • Sama Lass
    Sama Lass 13 days ago

    No, because we have too much work.

  • The Multi Gamer
    The Multi Gamer 26 days ago

    I already hibernate

  • Alec McFaul
    Alec McFaul 28 days ago

    Interesting but I cant get over this feeling that she stinks in person......

  • apostle333
    apostle333 Month ago

    so farting in bed, is helping me sleep?

  • LORD Hydra
    LORD Hydra Month ago

    Yes
    Using sleep pills

  • Shaun Morgan
    Shaun Morgan Month ago

    Another interesting looking topic I gotta skip cause it's this host :(

  • Domingo Salandanan
    Domingo Salandanan Month ago

    human original works ha,,j.iesus abwtria

  • blackkittyfreak
    blackkittyfreak Month ago

    The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

  • Kit Marcos
    Kit Marcos Month ago

    "Will humans be able to hibernate?"
    Yeah, my roommate does it all the time.

  • Sufiyan Ismaeel
    Sufiyan Ismaeel 2 months ago

    omg all of her body parts are moving at the same time😮🤔

  • LiveitUpLike IfLifesGreat

    im just saying, dont start talking about science that sounds bogus that wouldnt be the best becuase it willl turn into hate in the end...

  • LiveitUpLike IfLifesGreat

    this is the only video i may say is prolly bs...shenanigans...this cannot happen cause you train your bodies to function one way everyday while you breathe

  • 43rd Blue
    43rd Blue 2 months ago

    I've taken a prescription which literally makes me hibernate. It makes really hungry and I end up eating alot food before going to sleep then I end up sleeping for 13 hours.

  • hawk 797
    hawk 797 2 months ago

    Humans can be hibernate for long period.But yet we have to work on it.

  • drz
    drz 3 months ago

    If they were put in LIKE a car crash…

  • Andy Frey
    Andy Frey 3 months ago

    "LEMURS SOMEHOW TURN UP"

  • iwatchkittenvids45
    iwatchkittenvids45 3 months ago

    "But the artic ground squirrelllss?? Go all out. " 🤔

  • Mr. Midnight Terror
    Mr. Midnight Terror 6 months ago

    WE DO NOT SHARE GENES WITH OTHER ANIMALS, I have proved that the evolution of a species turning into something completely different (Darwin) isn't possible over 37 times...
    WHY IS AT LEAST 47.33 - 72.99 OR MORE OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION COMPLETE IDIOTS THAT WILL BELIEVE ANY CRAP THEY HEAR ON THE INTERNET... WHY DON'T PEOPLE EVER THINK LOGICAL...

    • Mr. Midnight Terror
      Mr. Midnight Terror 6 months ago

      ALSO THE CRAP THEY FOUND THAT THEY THINK ARE OUR ANCESTORS, THEY HAVE NO PROOF AT ALL THAT THIS WAS AN EARLY HUMAN OR THAT THOSE EVEN WERE HUMANS... THAT COULD HAVE BEN AN EARLY APE...AND IF WE EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS OR ANYTHING AT ALL WHICH I KNOW WE DIDN'T IT WOULD NOT BE CURRENTLY EXISTING...

    • Mr. Midnight Terror
      Mr. Midnight Terror 6 months ago

      SEE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!

  • Turtles Rock 215970
    Turtles Rock 215970 6 months ago

    I do hibernate I went to sleep all day before like I would stay up to 12am to 5pm

  • Halil Zelenka
    Halil Zelenka 7 months ago

    thank you for the useful and interesting information. It does seem intuitive that the information for entering a state of hibernation would be genetically encoded and would be conserved among different clades of mammals. Because we have so much genetic similarity to fat tailed lemurs, despite being so different in terms of phenotype, suggests that the difference in phenotype is determined largely by the way the genetic material is regulated. In a word: epigenetics. Genes are turned on or off depending on environmental stimuli. It's about hacking the genetic potential that is already there. Once we find out how to turn on the functions that are encoded in our genomes we truly could become more than human.

  • cc_macro
    cc_macro 7 months ago

    its called a coma

  • Uğur Cengiz
    Uğur Cengiz 7 months ago

    Sen nasıl bir şeysin öyle? Motor mu? İnek mi ? Arada kalmış

  • Firaro
    Firaro 8 months ago

    what is a coma, alex?

  • RatFlinger1
    RatFlinger1 8 months ago

    This presenter's nose ring looks like a drop of snot.

  • Christian Villarreal
    Christian Villarreal 9 months ago

    wtf did I just see... I'd rather not.... Jesus

  • Tharkz
    Tharkz 9 months ago

    Sounds like an awesome cure for obecity too. Put the person into hibernation prevents him from stuffing crap into his face, all while burning pure fat in stead of carbs :-P

  • Christopher Hereford
    Christopher Hereford 9 months ago

    What about using hibernation more for people that don't need to worry about as many blood clots because of cybernetic replacements. You just replace several body parts with mechanical body parts that don't rely on biological necessities like blood, muscles, or bones.

  • Harry PAnnU !
    Harry PAnnU ! 9 months ago

    is coma is short of hibernate ??

  • Timbrock1000
    Timbrock1000 9 months ago

    $100,000 TO BE PUT INTO HYBERNATION FOR 30 DAYS. Human hibernation would be a massive scientific, even medical breakthrough. If it does become possible someday, they will need to find some "human guini pig" volunteers to experiment it on. And of course, to entice people to subject themselves to a questionable experiment, they would need to be offered attractive compensation.
    So, WHAT IF scientists do find a way someday? Would YOU volunteer to be put into hibernation for a month if offered $100,000? Me, I think I would. The money would pay off just about everything, and I'd be part of a huge scientific breakthrough.

  • Tsar Nicholas
    Tsar Nicholas 9 months ago

    humans can hibernate, its called coma

  • Tsar Nicholas
    Tsar Nicholas 9 months ago

    this woman sounds llike shes giving the "for your information!" lecture, very anxty

  • Michael Lacostales
    Michael Lacostales 9 months ago

    Don't you need a sus-an membrane to be able to hibernate?

  • Phil Smulian
    Phil Smulian 9 months ago

    Olivia is getting better at this. I absorbed a fair amount of the content in one sitting, quite enjoyed the video. Maybe chill on the hand movement a little as it's a tiny bit distracting, otherwise good work. Also pace your speech a little - think James T Kirk, and how he makes mundane things intriguing with pacing and spacing :)

  • francis ayson
    francis ayson 9 months ago

    humans should be able to hibernate. Our lifestyles just don't permit us to do so.

  • Supreet Nabha
    Supreet Nabha 9 months ago

    did she say 'that lovely smell of rotten egg' ???

  • codevvv
    codevvv 9 months ago

    hibernate your responsibilities away

  • RAUL ABU
    RAUL ABU 9 months ago

    This year december in Peru , is going to be 4 hours in slow my body (crio temp products machine)

  • ihartevil
    ihartevil 9 months ago

    i already do my own hibernation thing this is why i call myself a creature instead of human
    thx for this ha bisky vid (meows at you)

  • 2slikk mcmillianzz
    2slikk mcmillianzz 9 months ago

    Bring back whats his name, her voice is screechy and reminds me of a pterodactyl.

  • John Wang
    John Wang 9 months ago +1

    Hydrogen sulfide and it's analogs aren't the only triggers for hibernation being researched, there's also an opiate and a peptide being investigated plus simply reducing the core body temperature is a trigger.

  • Adam X
    Adam X 9 months ago

    What causes muscle and bone density loss though? Would those processes also be slowed down by hibernating?

  • Freeman
    Freeman 9 months ago

    What about aging? How is it affected?

  • intro_to_psych
    intro_to_psych 9 months ago

    The lighting/coloring was off every so often when the camera was on her. Turned gray-ish. Just wanted you to know.

  • fadly A. Rahman
    fadly A. Rahman 9 months ago

    There's a legend in my place about a hermit who meditate in remote cave for years. So long that he meditate, mold and limestone covered his body until he can no longer be distinguishable from a rock around him. As usual, a disciplined mind can achieve many unbelievable feat.

  • dfjshjkd
    dfjshjkd 9 months ago

    relevant to my interests

  • TheReaverOfDarkness
    TheReaverOfDarkness 9 months ago

    Come take a fantastic voyage with me on the SS Rotten Egg Smell.

  • CriticalMass 21
    CriticalMass 21 9 months ago

    I think a monk's meditation IS hibernation.

  • elvis radu
    elvis radu 9 months ago

    Damn,you are so hot

  • Thelltheman
    Thelltheman 9 months ago

    How does the anime survive if the body temperature can be lover then freezing temperatur

  • Zhu Bajie
    Zhu Bajie 9 months ago

    Isn't that estivate in the dry hot times?

  • killamjl01
    killamjl01 10 months ago

    I need a transcript...(sigh)

  • David Hensel
    David Hensel 10 months ago

    DNP causes the body to turn off carb use and turns on fat metabolism

  • snowdaysrule2
    snowdaysrule2 10 months ago

    Ohh this was a good one! I liked how the video presented some super awesome [and totally random :)] facts like about the arctic ground squirrel, yet at the same time also discussed some real-life, ACTUAL benefits of hibernation for humans like being able to reduce car crash fatalities. New random facts to keep me entertained, and practical knowledge to give the video some definite purpose. Perfect!

  • Roland Lytle
    Roland Lytle 10 months ago

    Olivia, you are the best!

  • Adriano Adinhovic
    Adriano Adinhovic 10 months ago

    Whats the ladies name ????

  • NoBreakz
    NoBreakz 10 months ago

    sounds like a coma

  • electriccerix
    electriccerix 10 months ago

    4:51 - muscle loss in space may also be slowed down if we are in hibernation.

  • Armchair
    Armchair 10 months ago

    Maybe we could solve the long term hibernation problems by not doing it,imo it would be a better idea to hibernate for 8 hours or so,than wake up,do a bit of exercise and stretching,than going back to hibernation.
    Sure it wouldnt be as effective and resurce saving like hibernating for months at a time,but it would still help a lot.

  • MedEighty
    MedEighty 10 months ago

    I wouldn't mind going into suspended animation until the human race gets its act together and people like Donald Trump are gone.

  • fgregerfeaxcwfeffece
    fgregerfeaxcwfeffece 10 months ago

    Not to forget that this could eventually also lead to beeing able to (re)grow additional limbs at will.
    "Woah, i would need like 3 extra arms for this hsit, ill be back in about 2 months."

  • Darren Bauer
    Darren Bauer 10 months ago

    So if you eat a lot of eggs and seal yourself into a big glass tube, do you hibernate or put yourself to sleep another way?

  • Yesuhey
    Yesuhey 10 months ago

    plz stop moving so much -______-

  • paul mryglod
    paul mryglod 10 months ago +5

    good content, even when each sentence ends with an upward inflection.

  • John King
    John King 10 months ago

    This girl is so hot she really needs a makeover

  • cayess
    cayess 10 months ago

    I love how they felt it was necessary to define the function of the mitochondria...

  • BarbarianGod
    BarbarianGod 10 months ago

    3:25 lab mouse or lab rat? It looks a lot more like a rat than a mouse to me

  • Julia Poynter
    Julia Poynter 10 months ago

    I love her videos, why does everyone hate her?

  • Aggelos M
    Aggelos M 10 months ago

    STOP JUMPING GOD DAMN IT YOU MADE ME DIZZY!!

  • k9wiREless
    k9wiREless 10 months ago

    That hydrogen sulfilde bit, got me to thinking, as an emergence or concoction for deep water diving....could we add in the necessary dose to slow ones breathing

  • DeRien8
    DeRien8 10 months ago

    stasis pods now equipped with purr machines to combat atrophy and clotting

  • Peyton DiGregory
    Peyton DiGregory 10 months ago +16

    Why does she fucking bounce on every word.

  • jeffiek
    jeffiek 10 months ago

    Now if only the researchers could find a way to stop my co-workers from hibernating 9-5 weekdays.

  • Eric Whitney
    Eric Whitney 10 months ago

    Reminds me of therapeutic hypothermia used in critical care units. Slows oxygen consumption and can blunt end organ damage from shock.

  • jthomp1977
    jthomp1977 10 months ago +13

    I love the show but cannot watch thus girl and her excessive hand talking. Be more like Hank or Mike please!

    • Aaron Rosenberg
      Aaron Rosenberg 10 months ago +9

      Why don't _you_ be more like Hank, who just wouldn't care.

  • JonnyHypr
    JonnyHypr 10 months ago

    every time I hear the beginning of this opening I expect it to go into the Offspring's "You'e Gonna Go Far Kid"

  • SunflowerBermuda
    SunflowerBermuda 10 months ago

    isn't being in a coma something similar to hibernation?

  • rednight1kf
    rednight1kf 10 months ago

    This sounds like how we get zombies.....

  • Ulysses
    Ulysses 10 months ago

    Relax those hands sister

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 10 months ago +20

    I wish people would stop commenting on the host and comment about the topic of the video instead....

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 10 months ago +1

    How can the arctic squirrels temp drop below 0 and not kill them? At what point does their blood just freeze?

  • Egg_McMuffin
    Egg_McMuffin 10 months ago

    Her hand movements annoy the shit out of me.

    • Aaron Rosenberg
      Aaron Rosenberg 10 months ago

      Stop whining or stop watching. Find another cause.

  • Egg_McMuffin
    Egg_McMuffin 10 months ago

    I have been hibernating for 5 years now. One day I woke up and was the laziest most inactive person alive.

  • Kaeli Duffy
    Kaeli Duffy 10 months ago

    believe me lady I know what the mitochondria is

    • Arrow Pulford
      Arrow Pulford 10 months ago

      isn't it... the POWERHOUSE of the cell!!!

  • Wilford Brimley
    Wilford Brimley 10 months ago

    1:53 We share 97% of our DNA with other great apes like Chimpanzees and Gorillas. It is around 70 percent for gibbons, monkeys, and lemurs

  • Rachel Evans
    Rachel Evans 10 months ago

    I wonder if i can get a hibernation treament while in line at the post office

  • Mrcrazytony97
    Mrcrazytony97 10 months ago +51

    why does she end every sentence as of she was asking a question?

  • fireball's trash channel
    fireball's trash channel 10 months ago

    isnt it kinda like a coma?

  • Ayame Haruka
    Ayame Haruka 10 months ago

    I love the vid and the info, but your voice is stabbing my ears ;u;

  • MANDRO
    MANDRO 10 months ago +21

    So fart gas can knock people out for hours?
    I might have sent some people into hibernation before...

  • Preposterous
    Preposterous 10 months ago

    I got, I got the answer to "turn down for what?" Turn down the genes that process carbs. Obesity problems solved, that's what.

  • Walter White
    Walter White 10 months ago

    Ketogenic Diet

  • Duranarts
    Duranarts 10 months ago

    I still find her voice really irritating. Please don't hate me :/

  • Tarek Chamas
    Tarek Chamas 10 months ago

    imagine sleeping while standing, must be annoying as hell

  • Tarek Chamas
    Tarek Chamas 10 months ago

    pff i can do it every day

  • Leopard-King
    Leopard-King 10 months ago

    Poison apple?

  • Robert Gaines
    Robert Gaines 10 months ago

    Being forced to breath air containing a mix of hydrogen sulfide sounds very unpleasant.

  • David Tamplen
    David Tamplen 10 months ago

    maybe mice should work out in West Texas. I've lost a few friends to h2s

  • George Smith
    George Smith 10 months ago

    Wait, so if I fart on my pet mouse it will go to sleep?
    *_<"peep peep peep, come here squeaky, I have something for you">_*

  • George Smith
    George Smith 10 months ago

    SciShow is losing some respect form me.
    97% of our genes are shared with a lemur?
    That is a ridiculous statement and VERY misleading.
    Like, we share 50% DNA with Bananas but that doesn't mean anything in THIS context, we are not going to turn into one or behave like one any time soon.
    Black and White people are MORE than 99% similar, but people will still kill about the fact that they are DIFFERENT.