Saturday, March 25, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Girl suffers from "sleeping beauty" syndrome


Posted on Monday, 18 July, 2011 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
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."

  View: Full article |  Source: ABC News

  Discuss: View comments (18)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by LucidElement on 18 July, 2011, 23:36
didnt they say it was INcurable?
Comment icon #10 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx on 19 July, 2011, 0:51
What gene causes that?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Purplos on 19 July, 2011, 4:15
I wonder if she dreams.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Spectre1979 on 19 July, 2011, 4:16
Could be the perfect wife... lol runs for the hills.
Comment icon #13 Posted by V__ on 19 July, 2011, 7:40
that must suck..
Comment icon #14 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 19 July, 2011, 13:47
Wow, I never heard of a case like this. Huh.
Comment icon #15 Posted by dank on 20 July, 2011, 5:42
is she hot?
Comment icon #16 Posted by JR.Fury on 20 July, 2011, 8:34
Could be the perfect wife... lol runs for the hills. :') All jokes aside, it's a very sad syndrome and must be awful missing out on so much :/
Comment icon #17 Posted by Taut on 20 July, 2011, 8:45
Wow, what a waste of life. That would suck. Hope she grows out of it. We are just now on the doorstep of virology and there is a whole mansion, perhaps even world, behind the door.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Valiant on 1 August, 2011, 22:35
Waste of life indeed. That's very odd.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5870246
252340
166339

 
Permian mass extinction 'could happen again'
3-25-2017
A catastrophic rise in temperature wiped out the vast majority of life on Earth 250 million years ago.
'Mystery gardener' plants trees after dark
3-24-2017
An unknown individual in Stevenage, UK has been planting trees on a town green under cover of darkness.
New study aims to find evidence of thylacines
3-24-2017
Sightings in Queensland have sparked a new scientific study in to the existence of the Tasmanian tiger.
4,000-year-old tomb is unearthed in Egypt
3-24-2017
The unopened tomb was discovered by archaeologists during a Spanish archaeological mission in West Aswan.
Other news in this category
Permian mass extinction 'could happen again'
Posted 3-25-2017 | 0 comments
A catastrophic rise in temperature wiped out the vast majority of life on Earth 250 million years ago....
 
Earth was once covered in giant mushrooms
Posted 3-22-2017 | 4 comments
Back when the tallest trees were only a few feet high, huge towers of fungus grew in excess of 8 meters....
 
Large Hadron Collider discovers new particles
Posted 3-20-2017 | 13 comments
CERN's giant atom smasher has identified five new particles that had been 'hiding in plain sight'....
 
Amazon tribe has world's healthiest arteries
Posted 3-19-2017 | 9 comments
A new study has revealed that the indigenous Tsimane people have very low levels of vascular aging....
 
Man finds 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone
Posted 3-17-2017 | 13 comments
Pastor Emmanuel Momoh discovered the monster-sized diamond while mining in the country's Kono region....
 
Ten injured as Mount Etna erupts a third time
Posted 3-16-2017 | 6 comments
Europe's largest active volcano has erupted in spectacular fashion for the third time in under 3 weeks....
 
Was the Sahara desert created by humans ?
Posted 3-15-2017 | 6 comments
New research has suggested that humans may have been responsible for the formation of the Sahara....
 
Boaty McBoatface prepares for first mission
Posted 3-13-2017 | 3 comments
The humorously named research submarine is preparing to venture beneath the waters of the Antarctic....
 
Hawking warns that technology will destroy us
Posted 3-9-2017 | 24 comments
The world-famous physicist has suggested that a 'world government' could stop technology wiping us out....
 
Time crystals confirmed as new state of matter
Posted 3-9-2017 | 65 comments
For the first time ever, scientists have successfully managed to create time crystals in a laboratory....
 
Hadron Collider receives 'heart transplant'
Posted 3-5-2017 | 13 comments
Engineers have fitted CERN's record-breaking particle accelerator with its first major upgrade....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ