Whenever I feel so sleep-deprived that I just. can't. go. any. further, I think of Randy Gardner -- not because he cheers me up, but because compared to himÂ I have no excuse for whining. As Gelf magazineÂ says:
Gardner holds the world record for sleep-deprivation. In 1965, as a high-school student, he went 265 hours without so much as a nap. In the past 41 years, no one has equaled his mark.
This wouldn't be a terribly difficult feat for an insomniac, but then Gardner isn't one of those:Â
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