Real-Life Sleeping Beauty?!

Nicole Delien, a 17-year-old teenager from Pennsylvania, suffers from a rare disease called Kleine-Levin Syndrome, commonly known as Sleeping-Beauty Syndrome. Consequently, she sleeps around18 to 19 hours per day, and when she wakes up, she cannot perform basic things as eating or drinking.

Once, she suffered from a severe state where she had slept throughout the holiday and woke up in January to open the Christmas gifts with her family. Importantly, she stated in an interview that she can sleep for up to 64 days in a row, and wake up to eat in a sleepwalking mode!

In fact, Kleine-Levin Syndrome is a very rare syndrome that affects only 1000 people around the globe. At the early stages of the disease, the patient starts sleeping for most of the day and the night, waking up only to eat or drink. In their awake state, patients experience disorientation, lack of concentration, confusion, etc.

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Kleine-Levin Syndrome, but Nicole’s parents are using a combination of epilepsy and narcolepsy drugs in an attempt to minimize the symptoms of her disease.


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