A girl who slept for 64 days is being compared to a real-life sleeping beauty after appearing on “The Jeff Probst Show” to discuss a condition known as Kleine–Levin syndrome, KLS, or Sleeping Beauty syndrome, which causes her to sleep excessively. During her longest sleeping episode, 17-year-old Nicole Delien slept nearly non-stop from Thanksgiving until the following year and missed all the holiday festivities.
The girl who slept for 64 days has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. Fortunately, they do not suffer from the condition.
The teen said she missed a family vacation to Disney World due to her
condition and has slept through birthdays and Christmas. During her
sleeping spells, she wakes up to eat and use the bathroom. However, she
remains in a sleep-like state even when briefly awake.
Young males are the typical victims of the disorder, which is often
characterized by “‘ … disorientation, hallucination, child-like
behaviour, binge-eating and periods of hyper-sexuality when awake,’
according to an Oxford Journals report,” according to information made
available by Daily Mail on Nov. 18, 2012. It is also marked by
depression in female sufferers.
Medication has helped the girl who slept for 64 days improve
her condition, but she has yet to discover a cure. The medication helps
make her sleeping spells happen less frequently. The cause of
Kleine–Levin syndrome, KLS, or Sleeping Beauty syndrome, is unknown.
However, some believe it may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or a