Last Thursday, hypersomniac Jim Crossborough received a phone call from a concerned friend at around 12:30pm, which promptly woke him up.
“That wakeup call was exactly what I needed. It was about time that I woke up,” said Crossborough after sleeping through his iPhone alarms for the fifth consecutive day. “Before my phone started ringing, I was asleep. I had been asleep for a long time, and I didn’t even know it.”
The fateful call came from Crossborough’s long time friend, Brian Anderson, who was growing weary of his friend’s chronic oversleeping disorder.
“Jim needed to open his eyes before he could recognize that he had a problem,” Anderson said of his sleepy friend. “I knew that someone had to intervene and finally wake him up. That’s why I took it upon myself to give him the call.”
Since receiving the timely wakeup call, Crossborough has been determined to not lose consciousness of his oversleeping tendencies.
“I don’t want to be dependent on receiving a wake up call every time that I want to face reality,” Crossborough told reporters. “I really needed that first call to wake me up, but now I need to stay up.”
At press time, Anderson told reporters that Crossborough might need a “real good slap in the face” if his oversleeping continues.