Doctors puzzle over how to help American “sleeping beauty”

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“She’s tired of endless sleep,” says Vicki Delin about his 17 year old daughter Nicole. A girl living in the town of Fayette in Pennsylvania (USA) suffers from Klein-Levine syndrome or, as it’s also called “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome,” reports The Huffington Post. Due to a severe rare ailment (worldwide recorded about 1000 such cases) young Nicole sleeps 18-19 hours a day. This circumstance sometimes becomes the basis for jokes – they say, everyone would sometimes dream of “getting enough sleep”. However on In fact, the disease does not cause a feeling of envy. “Waking up a person experiences confusion, disorientation, lethargy and apathy, “- explain the organization to combat the syndrome Kleine-Levine. Patients themselves say that after sleep they Feel hypersensitivity to light and sounds, and also see the world is out of focus. Other side effects are hunger and hypersexuality. Indeed, according to relatives, even in wakefulness Nicole forgets how to do basic things, and looks extremely tired. Mrs. Delin said that sometimes her daughter’s sleep periods can last from 32 to 64 days. IN this time she only wakes up occasionally, so that in sleepwalking mode eat and go to the toilet. The so-called sleeping beauty syndrome very difficult to diagnose – in the case of Nicole, the process took 25 months. The girl was even suspected of simulation in order to attract attention. There is no cure for such a disease, however a combination of drugs against epilepsy and narcolepsy. Most of all, Nicole’s mother is worried that her daughter misses a lot in her life. Once girl overslept Christmas and could open her gifts only at the end January.

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