Woman With “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome” Now Scared To Fall Asleep

A young woman has gone public with an extremely rare condition dubbed “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome,” which has her sleeping up to two weeks at a time. Bella Andreou, a 24-year-old nurse in the UK, says she sleeps over 20 hours at once and falls into a “zombie” state during the hibernation.

The actual condition is medically known as Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) and doctors aren’t sure what causes it. Andreou says the only way to get out of an episode is by staying up all night, which she says she prefers as opposed to going to sleep and not knowing when she’ll wake up. Sadly, Andreou says she’s already lost nearly a year of her life due to the condition, including her 19th birthday and being a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding.

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