Friday , 21 September 2018

17-Year-Old Sleeps for a Week at a Time – ABC

British teenager suffers from a rare syndrome that causes her to sleep for days

Having the ability to sleep for days on end may be a dream come true, but for 17-year-old Louisa Ball’s parents, it’s a nightmare.

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Dubbed the real-life “Sleeping Beauty” by the press, the only spell Louisa is under is known as Kleine-Levin Syndrome.

The incurable autoimmune disorder triggers a reaction in a specific area of the brain which affects sleep, mood, and temper, sometimes causing an otherwise sweet young girl to lash out violently at her parents.

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