Man hasn’t slept in 40 yrs!

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Call it as you will but whether you think he is a bit of a Pinocchio or genuine super hero there is a man in this world who claims he has not slept in 40 years!

Yes, you heard it right. Not 4 days, not 4 months, not even 4 years! 40!  

This man lives in a remote village (surprise, surprise – they always seem to be located in remote areas) and is sixty-four years old. His name is Thai Ngoc, better known as Hai Ngoc.

So, what does one do when they can’t sleep?

Build 2 ponds of course!

Hai Ngoc claims that he built two fish ponds on his farm that he lives on with his six children. Some claim that he isn’t even sure when he is dreaming or when he is awake so he isn’t really sure anymore if he is still in reality. Sounds a lot like Inception to me! He is also healthy enough to carry 100kg of pig feed along a 4km stretch of road. What a legend!

SMOSH talks about this guy here: http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/vietnamese-man-hasnt-slept-over-30-years

and another blog on him is here: http://dathirdeye.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/real-life-superheroes.html

 

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Sleep Deprived Burglar!

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Okay, here’s one that will sure to get you laughing!

Imagine waking up to find a burglar taking a nap in your home?

Too silly? Not possible?

Well, a guy in Sacramento did this exact thing!

Think about this. Being sleep deprived, this burglar, about to make a clean sweep, decided to refuel on the spare food in the house and also take a nap in the shed. I also heard another story where a burglar fell asleep on another family’s couch!

 

See what sleep deprivation can do to you? In this case, it was some jail time.

NOTE: We are not condoning any sort of behaviour! So… get snoozing!

 

Check out this link for the full story:

http://www.kcra.com/news/sacramento-police-sleepy-burglar-eats-takes-nap-at-victims-home/-/11797728/22184074/-/l913if/-/index.html

 

Wifi Could be hurting us in our sleep!

Who Sleeps with their phone beside you? Is your phone constantly connected to the internet? What does this mean for you? What are the health impacts?

I’ve attached the article below but to save you the trouble of deciphering it all. I will summarise it all for you.

Two year 9 students from Denmark conducted a scientific experiments in high school to find out how wifi from mobile phones and routers affect cress seeds.

The results found that cress seeds in a room with wifi surrounding it, did not grow at all. Instead they all died. However, the room with cress seeds but no wifi, all started growing.

This means that wifi is harmful to us as organisms.

This is shocking! How many of you sleep next to your phone? Walk around with in in your lap? Caress it like the darling it is?

Although the experiment was conducted informally, there are many articles out there already speaking about the health impacts of wifi.

They range from migranes, sleep disturbances and heart palcipations. Come to think about it, we at NSYL have also felt that nights spent near our phones left us a little odd the next day.

We don’t suggest you do anything until you’ve checked out the article for yourself. But please do, who knows, it might be important in the future.

Wifi radiation is in the form of EMF radiation, the same kind you get from

Here is the related article incase you want to see the details.

http://topinfopost.com/2013/07/24/student-science-experiment-finds-plants-wont-grow-near-wi-fi-router

Binaural Beats for Sleeping!

Breaking Fast asked:

Hahaha love the minion banana song! Great songs! Do you think songs with no singing might work better/relaxing type of music?

(In response to “Music that will guarantee a snooze in seconds!”)

Interestingly, if any of you really want to sleep, an actual catagory of music called “binaural beats” exist. Where the frequency of the stereo audio is so close to each other that they help the brain to relax. It is even used as medicine!

Here is one example of a binaural beat. If you want to listen to more, there are related videos in youtube. Just search “binaural beats”!

 

Breaking those Sleeping Myths:

Have your parents ever nagged you about something ridiculous that just made you go, WTF? Here is a list that will set the record straight once and for all. Let’s see if you got them right! Feel free to take a guess before the answers are revealed.

1)      “Just go catch up on that sleep on the weekends, you’ll be fine!” Says your best friend Johnny.

TRUE/FALSE?

 

 

False!

While sleeping more on the weekends will make you feel good for the short term, sleeping long hours on the weekend and little during weekdays upsets your circadian rhythms. Jargon aside, this pretty much means it disrupts your sleeping cycle and it encourages you to sleep late that same night and begin the whole cycle again.

 

2)      “I naturally function on 4 hours of sleep. My body is just used to it now.” Says, once again, your best friend Johnny.

TRUE/FALSE

 

 

False!

I don’t know who this Johnny* character is, but I think he should definitely check out our blog and get his facts checked out. Come to think about it, all your friends should probably check out our blog too! 😉

Anyway, researchers say that famous short sleepers such as Madonna and Kevin Rudd are so used to, what only can be described as short naps, that they are not aware that they could be functioning much better if they had a decent night’s rest. Having less than 6 hours of sleep per night will in some way inhibit a healthier you.

 

3)      You: *Yawn*

Johnny: You should go to bed, you’re tired.

TRUE/FALSE

 

 

False!

Hold on there, Johnny! Yawning does not in fact mean you are tired! There is actually no definite scientific explanation for why we yawn! Some people have said that it helps with limited oxygen in the lungs, but recently this has been proved as false because babies in the feotus are seen to yawn in the presence of no oxygen in the womb. Further, it is said that yawning can create a contagious response in 60% of people around you! But there is still little or no explanation that is sleep related.

 

4)      You: *zZzzzz*

Johnny: Wake up! You lazy bum! You shouldn’t nap in class!

TRUE/FALSE

 

 

True…and false!

True, you shouldn’t nap in class but false that nappers are considered lazy in society. Taking a nap just before working is said to improve performance and could even save lives! A study in 1989 by NASA showed that pilots who didn’t take 25 minute naps during their long shifts, tended to nod off and lose concentration 5 times as much as those who did. So next time you are at uni, get a bit of shut eye on the lawn in between classes. But remember, nothing beats a good night’s sleep!

 

*likeness to any real character was not intentional and if your name is Johnny, you should not feel offended.