Skip to comments.Chinese Man Dies From Sleep Deprivation After Staying Up Late to Watch the World Cup
Posted on 06/17/2014 5:52:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The 25-year-old man was found dead with the TV on after the Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 on Friday.
According to reports, a Chinese World Cup fan who stayed up late to watch the coverage of the event has died from sleep deprivation.
The 25-year-old football fan was found slumped in front of his television at his home in Suzhou sometime after the Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 on Friday.
Due to an 11-hour time difference, World Cup games from Brazil are broadcast in China in the middle of the night.
The man was taken to People's Hospital of Xiangcheng and pronounced dead. Doctors at the hospital said the man's death "was linked to staying up late watching the games," China Daily reported.
Exhaustion or a heart attack also may have contributed to the man's death.
Doctors are warning fans in China to be "cautious about their health" while watching midnight matches.
Saved himself from dying of boredom.
I have insulated myself from this type of destruction my entire life with no effort whatsoever.
BS. If you can die from sleep deprivation there would not be a single doctor left alive. He died of something else while staying awake too long. Only way sleep deprivation kills is if you drive your car while exhausted.
I’d turn the World Cup on if I couldn’t sleep. I’d be out within minutes.
No great loss...
I had 5 kids in 6 years. Lost a LOT of sleep.
How does one die from sleep deprivation?
Obviously, chronic lack of sleep would contribute to numerous health problems, but one event? I do not see it.
25 yr old men do not die of “sleep deprivation.”
Pills, drugs, booze, caffeine (any or all of which may have induced a heart attack) — maybe.
My money is on an “overdose” of energy-type drinks.
“25 yr old men do not die of sleep deprivation.”
You beat me to it.
Yes, that’s more likely. A kid I went to school with gave himself an ulcer taking too many caffeine pills to stay awake cramming for finals. People forget there is a limit to how many stimulants the body can take.
This is Chinese communist propaganda trying to deny the link between watching soccer and getting bored to death.
Agree. I don't believe it for a second. I worked grave shift for 14 years. You talk about sleep deprivation, I have experienced it first hand. This guy died from something else.
Shocked to hear that. I would have expected the cause of death to be boredom similar to the deaths in Kansas when people stay up for days at a time watching grass grow.
I watched about 10 minutes of Koreo vs Russia today after work at my local watering hole.
Though I was gonna die from boredom.
Its fun to watch little kids run back and forth kicking a ball. Adults...not so much
Why are these stories about people dying from sleep deprivation always about Asians?
Ironic, because the game he was watching was actually far more exciting than most soccer games, 5-1 score with two of the four best teams playing.
But my concern is that China will run out of people, is there any danger of this?
LOLOL...we see eye-to-eye on that! You’re the winner of the 6-word snarkiest remark of the day.
Our infantrymen would also be dead.
Chinese tired drill.
No Wan Seep?
I'm not even a soccer fan, but this goal almost gave me a bRaIn iNfArCtIoN.
No, that happens when you watch baseball.
Wasn’t a great game, but not bad. Actually this WC has been brilliant so far, all bar a couple of games have been outstanding.
Last time I watched the MLB, I actually passed out and went into a coma. And 10 mins of NFL actually takes an hour.
I turn baseball on if I cant sleep. I am always out within minutes.
I know, he could have much more easily tuned into a baseball game and fallen asleep straight away.