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17-year-old girl slept for 64 days

Posted on Monday, 19 November, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Teenager Nicole Delien suffers from a rare sleeping disorder known as 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome'.

The 17-year-old can often sleep up to 19 hours a day before entering a state similar to sleepwalking in which she will get up, have something to eat and go to the bathroom. At one point she managed to sleep for 64 days consecutively, missing out on the entire Christmas season. It took her family several trips to hospital to diagnose the unusual condition which can come and go over long periods of time without warning.

In addition to excessive sleeping, the condition can also cause other symptoms such as hallucinations, disorientation, binge-eating and child-like behavior. There is no cure, however medication can help to spread the sleeping episodes further apart.

"A Pennsylvania teenager slept for 64 days from Thanksgiving into January -- her longest sleeping episode yet."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by WoIverine on 19 November, 2012, 15:30
64 days without a shower eek. Or a shave, Ack!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Mikami on 19 November, 2012, 15:47
Thats all you think about isnt it?
Comment icon #12 Posted by WoIverine on 19 November, 2012, 18:27
19 times a day, like the average male.
Comment icon #13 Posted by King Fluffs on 19 November, 2012, 19:42
If I was her father, I'd make everything look post apocalyptic. When she wakes up I'd urgently say "Darling, the world has changed since you last awoke. It's very dark outside". I'm a cruel person aren't I?
Comment icon #14 Posted by WoIverine on 19 November, 2012, 19:48
If I was her father, I'd make everything look post apocalyptic. When she wakes up I'd urgently say "Darling, the world has changed since you last awoke. It's very dark outside". I'm a cruel person aren't I? Not really, I was thinking, pump her full of stimulants and see what happens?
Comment icon #15 Posted by C235 on 19 November, 2012, 20:24
She eats & goes to bathroom. What a considerate disorder.
Comment icon #16 Posted by spartan max2 on 19 November, 2012, 23:12
sucks for her :/
Comment icon #17 Posted by King Fluffs on 20 November, 2012, 19:00
Not really, I was thinking, pump her full of stimulants and see what happens? Welp. That beats my idea.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lava_Lady on 22 November, 2012, 11:36
I saw a documentary on this disorder, another young woman; apparently it's an issue with the pituitary or something but it goers away as they get older. I'm passed my teen years and there are days when I think I could sleep maybe a week straight.. thank goodness for coffee!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Chooky88 on 1 December, 2012, 7:58
Lazy


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