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Chinese Man Dies From Sleep Deprivation After Staying Up Late to Watch the World Cup
UPI ^ | June 16, 2014 | Evan Bleier

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.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: china; football; sleepdeprivation; soccer; worldcup

1 posted on 06/17/2014 5:52:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 06/17/2014 5:53:23 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

Saved himself from dying of boredom.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 5:54:44 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!


4 posted on 06/17/2014 5:55:07 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: nickcarraway

I have insulated myself from this type of destruction my entire life with no effort whatsoever.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway

Really????


6 posted on 06/17/2014 5:56:11 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

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.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 5:56:44 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d turn the World Cup on if I couldn’t sleep. I’d be out within minutes.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: nickcarraway
Dead Chinese futbol fan?

No great loss...

9 posted on 06/17/2014 6:00:24 PM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: nickcarraway

Bull****!

I had 5 kids in 6 years. Lost a LOT of sleep.

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10 posted on 06/17/2014 6:00:28 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway
sleep deprivation??? i think not, more likely a blood clot...
11 posted on 06/17/2014 6:00:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 6:02:23 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: nickcarraway

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.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 6:02:48 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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“25 yr old men do not die of “sleep deprivation.””
_____________________________________________
You beat me to it.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 6:05:06 PM PDT by AlexW
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The worst thing is, he (almost certainly) did himself in , just to stay up to watch...... soccer.

Oy.

15 posted on 06/17/2014 6:07:22 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

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.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 6:13:37 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Mears

This is Chinese communist propaganda trying to deny the link between watching soccer and getting bored to death.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 6:14:33 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: BurningOak
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.

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.

18 posted on 06/17/2014 6:19:19 PM PDT by Mark17 ( Rudyard Kipling: it is unhealthy, for evil doers, to awaken the sleeping Saxon, and torque his jaws)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: nickcarraway

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


20 posted on 06/17/2014 6:35:33 PM PDT by digger48
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To: nickcarraway

Why are these stories about people dying from sleep deprivation always about Asians?


21 posted on 06/17/2014 6:43:08 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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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?

/s


22 posted on 06/17/2014 6:43:15 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: nickcarraway
Soccer!

23 posted on 06/17/2014 6:56:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: doc1019

LOLOL...we see eye-to-eye on that! You’re the winner of the 6-word snarkiest remark of the day.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 7:47:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BurningOak

Our infantrymen would also be dead.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 7:48:31 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: nickcarraway; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Chinese tired drill.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 7:49:11 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Great Bored of China.)
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To: nickcarraway

No Wan Seep?


27 posted on 06/17/2014 8:45:06 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: nickcarraway; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
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.

I'm not even a soccer fan, but this goal almost gave me a bRaIn iNfArCtIoN.

28 posted on 06/18/2014 7:21:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro; nickcarraway; Charles Henrickson
Staying up to watch the soccer match proved to be a mistake…
29 posted on 06/18/2014 7:52:04 AM PDT by mikrofon (Better Never Than Late)
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To: doc1019

No, that happens when you watch baseball.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 6:30:24 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: digger48

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.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 6:35:00 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I turn baseball on if I cant sleep. I am always out within minutes.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 6:42:47 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: workerbee

I know, he could have much more easily tuned into a baseball game and fallen asleep straight away.


33 posted on 06/18/2014 6:43:48 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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