No really…there actually is a child who is awake 24 hours a day! I was googling some information about sleep problems, after another 5 AM wake up time with my 3 year old, and I came across this story just a few months back. This 3 year old has a rare medical condition called chiari malformation where brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal affecting his sleep…in other words, it keeps him awake almost 24 hours a day! You think you’ve got it bad, these parents take shifts during the day and night to keep watch over their poor kiddo. The father even had to quit his job! I won’t ever complain about my 3 year old’s crappy sleep habits again.