A British Sleeping Beauty Sleeps for 59 Days


A British woman has slept for 59 days because of Kleine-Levin syndrome (also known as the Sleeping Beauty syndrome).

Longer Sleep Treats Pains

Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare neurological disorder, due to which a person experiences episodes of excessive sleepiness.

Imaarl Duprey has been sick for 18 years: the first episode occurred in a night club when she just lay down on the floor and fell asleep. For the rest of the vacation, she tried to overcome drowsiness, and after returning home, Imaarl had slept for 10 days.

Later, bouts of sleepiness repeated periodically. During these episodes, the girl usually feels sensitive about noise and light, she is afraid of strangers and becomes helpless. Subsequently, she does not remember anything about it.

Kleine-Levin syndrome is caused by unknown reasons and has been diagnosed in a thousand of people. It occurs between the ages of 13-19 years, and men are more likely to suffer from it.