63-year-old resident of the Ukrainian town of Kamen-Kashirsky Feodor Nesterchuk has been suffering from insomnia for more than 20 years. According to a private Ukrainian channel ICTV, not a single medication for insomnia has proved to be affective so far. Doctors haven't been able to make the man fall asleep even for half an hour.
In the meantime, the man has already gotten accustomed to living with such "abnormality". "There is nothing I can do about it...might just as well cope with it," says Nesterchuk. "It's been so long since the last time I had a decent sleep, so I simply had no other choice but to get used to it."
Nesterchuk spends his afternoons working in insurance business, while at night he spends his time reading. "At first, I would read some periodicals, then move on to literature. Afterwards, when my eyes get tired I put off the books, turn off the light, close my eyes and doze off while trying to fall asleep," comments Nesterchuk, who has already re-read his entire home library several times in the course of so many years.
Doctors call Nesterchuk's insomnia case an exception to the rule. According to them, it could be the result of past illnesses.
"In case the man feels comfortable, then it isn't a pathology," stated head of local health department Feodor Koshel. According to him, Nesterchuk doesn't look exhausted.