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Real-Life Sleeping Beauty: Girl With A Rare Neurological Disorder Can Easily Sleep For One Week Straight

Date September 3, 2018 16:57

Everybody is now calling Hermione Cox-Denning a 'Sleeping Beauty', as she can sleep for as much as a week. Can you even imagine that? The 18-years-old student from Wales can spend all this time without even waking up to go to the bathroom, eat, or drink.

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It started around three years ago, and recently, the girl was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome. This rare neurological condition means she can fall asleep and not move for days.

She discovered that a remarkably boozy night can trigger off one of the episodes that sees her left flat out for days at a time. It took her some time to find out the possible reason. Hermione noticed that after drinking alcohol, she often had an episode the next day. She is also sure it’s not stress or a food pattern.

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Figuring out the right triggers will help to manage the illness. Now, Hermione is in the process getting the condition under control.

What do we know about the Kleine-Levin Syndrome? The Kleine Levin Syndrome Foundation defines it as a rare and complex neurological disorder, characterized by recurring periods of excessive amounts of sleep, altered behavior, and a reduced understanding of the world. A person who suffers from this disease can sleep for couple of days, weeks, or even months, during which all normal daily activities stop.

Between such episodes, patients feel good and have no physical dysfunction. We hope Hermione will be able to control her condition and will have a regular life like other people.

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