Ngoc – Three decades without sleep

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Full Name: Thai Ngoc or Hai Ngoc

Born: 1942

World Record: Stayed awake for 30 years.

Nationality: Vietnamese

Activity: Peasant


Thai Ngoc or Hai Ngoc (born 1942)  is an insomniac from Vietnam . According to Vietnamese news outlet Thanh Nien , he is particularly famous for claiming to have stayed awake for 46 years.

Ngoc is said to have acquired the ability not to sleep after an excess of fever in 1973  , but according to Vietnam Investment Review , there is no apparent cause.

At the time of Thanh Nien’s report, Ngoc was not suffering from any particular illness, other than being unable to sleep. He was sane and says he can carry two  50kg bags for 4km  every day .

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

Ngoc refused to be taken abroad for testing, he has not left his village for 60 years and is afraid of testing  .

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 September 2022. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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