> His wakefulness caused headaches only when he didn't rest his eyes for at least an hour a day
That seems like a loophole big enough to drive a Medium Mark C Hornet Tank through.
There’s also Thái Ngọc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thái_Ng%E1%BB%8Dc
Cool observation, though.
I shall tighten my Cilice  to position number 3 today.
 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cilice
j/k just trying to put an image of a monk in your mind. :-)
This is the longest verified time spent awake by a human. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Gardner_(record_holder)
Interestingly, I didn't feel that tired. On the last day, I even exercised.
I felt mentally slower, though, for sure. Like operating at 50% intelligence.
People that don't sleep for prolonged periods of time will eventually die . No way around it. It's one of the reasons that Guinness World Records banned sleep deprivation records.
 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_insomnia
Everyone will eventually die.