Believe it or not, but a 64-year-old Thai Ngoc has not slept since he caught a fever in 1973.
Simple calculations allow to conclude that he has spent 11,700 consecutive sleepless nights.
This is how the always awake Thai feels about his strange condition:
"I don’t know whether the insomnia has impacted my health or not. But I’m still healthy and can farm normally like others."
Providing evidence of his good health, the man boasts he can carry two 50kg bags of fertilizer down 4km of road to return home every day.
Except for having a minor decline in liver function, the sleepless farmer is in perfect state, medical examination showed.
His wife laments, however:
"My husband used to sleep well, but these days, even liquor cannot put him down."
According to Ngoc, at night he does extra farm work or guards his farm to prevent theft, which seems like one of the advantages of the disorder.