Posted on Monday, 18 July, 2011 | 19 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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A 17-year-old girl is suffering from an unusual disorder that sends her to sleep for weeks at a time.
Louisa Ball has missed out on school and social activities due to her tendancy to fall asleep for long periods. During these sleeping spells her parents are only able to wake up for a short time so she can eat and use the bathroom. Doctors have diagnosed her with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, an incurable autoimmune disorder.
"In the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty is a princess sent into a 100-year slumber by an evil witch."