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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 43 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) bags 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.
Clearly, sleep is not only for the brain but also for the rest of the body. Recent evidence suggests that sleep loss, a highly prevalent — and often strongly encouraged — condition in modern society could be a risk factor for major chronic diseases, including obesity and diabetes.
originally posted by: saadad
That Vietnamese guy is a peasant who lives with cattle. He use his brain for nothing. That why he don't really need sleep, all that stuff can be processed during micronaps of few seconds which he have and everyone who tryed to get sleep deprived know what are micronaps. Sleeps or better say dreams with open eyes.
If you use your brain heavily you need sleep, lots of sleep like 8 maybe 9 hours. Sometimes if you are I'll you need more. Thus Vietnamese guy dies not need sleep because Hus life is so boring that Hus brain is 24/7 on autopilot.
originally posted by: PhoenixOD
I notice they only report that he only claims he hasnt slept for that long. I wonder how true it is.
That Vietnamese guy is a peasant who lives with cattle. He use his brain for nothing
If you use your brain heavily you need sleep