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Martes, Nobyembre 29, 2016

Sleeping Beauty Syndrome



A lady experiences an uncommon sleeping issue which makes her sleep for up to 22 hours a day - but is still left feeling tired.

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Heather Reed, 37, was determined to have Kleine-Levin disorder - otherwise called 'sleeping beauty syndrome' - two years ago. 

In any case, five years before specialists uncovered she had myalgic encephalomyelitis - which causes steady exhaustion. 

At best she dozes for around 12 hours yet some days her sicknesses can be bad to the point that she needs 22 hours of close eye. 

Amid her seven-year fight with fatigue she has lost her employment and has social life has been significantly influenced. 

Ms Reed, from Nova Scotia, Canada, said: 'It certainly has an impact on my life. I feel like a ghost.

'I went from my healthy life to not being able to get out of bed, because the fatigue was so crushing and all encompassing. I was tired to the point where it physically hurt.

She included: 'I only spend about eight hours awake a day. 

'If you try and compact everything you need to do into eight hours, it’s just not possible. I am able to do very little in those limited number of hours. Just going out for coffee takes a lot of planning. It takes a lot of effort to be out of the house around people and there’s a significant recovery period.'

'Everyone knows what it feels like when you have the flu - everything is too bright, too loud, things move too quickly and just walking upstairs takes all your energy.

'That’s what most of my waking hours are like, but I have had to learn over time to manage and cope with those symptoms.' 


Kleine-Levin Syndrome is a neurological condition that begins amid puberty, and once in a while starts after a disease or sickness. 

It is portrayed by times of unreasonable rest of up to 20 hours a day. Scenes can go ahead rapidly and last between a couple days to a couple of weeks. 

Amid such a scene a sufferer might be touchy, adolescent, disorientated and need to eat intemperate measures of nourishment. 

Patients come back to typical between scenes, be that as it may they may get to be discouraged as a result of the condition. 

There are believed to be 1,000 individuals overall who experience the ill effects of the confusion which is regularly known as 'sleeping beauty syndrome'.

There is no known cure for the dozing issue, and the fundamental treatment is attentive holding up at home by friends and family.

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