It may sound a joke, but it’s true a man from Vietnam has not sleeping for over 44 years.
Thái Ngọc (born 1942) is a certified Vietnamese insomniac, reportedly has not been sleeping ever since 1973.
According to Ngoc, back in October of 2006, he admits that he was beginning to feel much like a plant without any water from his sleep deprivation.
He was not the only known insomniac, who suffers long sleep deprivation. There has been several other cases reported like this including Al Herpin an American known as “The Man Who Never Slept”.
Also reported was Hungarian soldier named Paul Kern was never able to sleep after being shot in the head.
According to local report, Thái Ngọc has a scientific abnormality, the 65-year-old man is perfectly healthy other than needing a good night’s rest.
In fact, he has never been ill after decades of insomnia. With his rather unusual fame, he has scientists perplexed. The origination of his strange sleepless nights started back in 1973 when he experienced a fever.
From then on wards, he has counted many sheep at night with some 11,700+ sleepless nights.
“I have tried sleeping pills and Vietnamese traditional medicine but nothing helps, even to sleep for a few minutes,” Ngoc said.
“I don’t know whether the insomnia has impacted my health or not. But I’m still healthy and can farm normally like others,” Ngoc added.
Ngoc and his wife is currently living on a 5 acre farm near the foot of a mountain in Que Trung, Vietnam.
“My husband used to sleep well, but these days, even liquor cannot put him down,” Ngoc’s wife said.