Sixty-four-year-old Thai Ngoc, known as Hai Ngoc, has not been able to sleep at night since after getting a fever in 1973. That is more than 11,700 consecutive sleepless nights.
This has earned him a mention on Oddee‘s Bizarre people list.
“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 said. To prove his health, the elderly resident of Que Trung commune, Que Son district said he can carry two 50kg bags of fertilizer down 4km of road to return home every day.
According to his wife said, Ngoc had been given a clean bill of health when he went for a medical examination, except a minor decline in liver function.
“My husband used to sleep well, but these days, even liquor cannot put him down.” She reportedly said.
Ngoc stays busy farming on his 5ha farm at the foot of a mountain 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.