Vietnamese Man Hasn’t Slept In Over 40 Years


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Vietnamese Man Hasn’t Slept In Over 40 Years!

Vietnamese Man Hasn’t Slept In Over 40 Years!  This is the reality for Thai Ngoc, a Vietnamese farmer who hasn’t slept since 1973. Ever since he had a fever in 1973, he’s been AWAKE. He’s seemingly tried everything from sleep medicine to straight boozing, but nothings worked — Thai Ngoc is a man who hasn’t slept in almost 40 years.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to never have to sleep? Think of all you could get done if you didn’t have to throw away eight hours every single day. You could play more video games, learn a new language, or even do what I do — spend more time working at the office so you don’t have to focus on how unbearably lonely you are!

Vietnamese Man Hasn’t Slept In Over 40 Years

Thái Ngọc (born 1942)  is a Vietnamese insomniac. According to Vietnamese news organization Thanh Niên, he is best known for his claim of being awake for 45 years. Thanh Niên also claimed that Ngoc acquired the ability to go without sleep after a bout of fever in 1973, but according to the Vietnam Investment Review, there was no apparent cause.

At the time of the Thanh Niên report, Ngoc suffered from no apparent ill effect other than being unable to sleep. He was mentally sound and carried two 50 kg (110 lb) sacks of pig feed down a 4 km (2.5 mi) road every day.

In October 2006, however, Ngoc reported that he was beginning to feel “like a plant without water” due to the lack of sleep.

Ngoc currently lives on his farm at the foot of a mountain busy with farming and taking care of pigs and chickens all day. His six children live at their house in Que Trung. Ngoc often does extra farm work or guards his farm at night to prevent theft, saying he used three months of sleepless nights to dig two large ponds to raise fish.

Even if he doesn’t sleep, he was mentally sound and was able to carry 100 kg of pig feed down a 4km road.
Ngoc has refused to be taken abroad for testing, as he has not left his village for sixty years and is afraid of tests.

Vietnamese Man Hasn’t Slept In Over 40 Years

Some experts aren’t buying it, though. Many believe that Ngoc isn’t so much always awake forever as he is unable to distinguish between being asleep and awake. That means he’s theoretically falling asleep all the time, but not remembering it. And while it sounds nightmarish, not being able to tell if you’re awake or not, I asy as someone who’s experienced it, it isn’s not so bad.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to never have to sleep? Think of all you could get done if you didn’t have to throw away eight hours every single day. You could play more video games, learn a new language, or even do what I do — spend more time working at the office so you don’t have to focus on how unbearably lonely you are!

Vietnamese Man Hasn’t Slept In Over 40 Years

His wife said, “My husband used to sleep well, but these days, even liquor cannot put him down.”

She said when Ngoc went to Da Nang for a medical examination, doctors gave him a clean bill of health, except a minor decline in liver function.

Ngoc currently lives on his 5ha farm at the foot of a mountain busy with farming and taking care of pigs and chickens all day. His six children live at their house in Que Trung.

“I have tried sleeping pills and Vietnamese traditional medicine but nothing helps, even to sleep for a few minutes,” he said. Creature of the night

Ngoc often does extra farm work or guards his farm at night to prevent theft, saying he used three months of sleepless nights to dig two large ponds to raise fish.

Neighbor Vu said Ngoc volunteered to help beat a drum during the night and guard the house for the relatives of the dead during funeral ceremonies so that they could take a nap.

Vu also said when the commune was planting sugar cane, several people also asked Ngoc to awaken them at midnight to go to work, since he was up anyway.

On Ngoc’s prolonged insomnia, Phan Ngoc Ha, director of the Hoa Khanh Mental Hospital in Danang said sleep disorders often cause anorexia, lethargy, and irritability.

But, in special cases, some people can handle it and still live and work normally, although this was a very small ratio among insomniacs, Ha added.

Vietnamese Man Hasn’t Slept In Over 40 Years!


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