Sleeping beauty: American sleeps for weeks and even months to overcome snoozePictolic
We all remember the good old fairy tale of sleeping beauty and Prince charming. Unfortunately, the story in reality was a nightmare throughout the life of a girl from southern California. She can't overcome the bouts of sleepiness due to a rare disorder and, unlike the fairy tales, a spell on her no one. Girl falls into hibernation for a few weeks and even months and didn't know what was happening to her at this time.
Learn how American suddenly seize a dream without a chance for a quick revival of our article.Alanna Wong realized that it is not all right, when I went on the weekend to relax with her cousins and slept all the time. But that was nothing compared to what awaited her in future, she went into hibernation for 8 months, missing the whole winter.
30-year-old resident of southern California suffers from syndrome, Klein-Levin, which is called "sleeping beauty syndrome". This is a rare sleep disorder, when the patient can hold half asleep a few weeks and even months. This condition occurs due to changes in the area of the brain that regulates sleep. To live with this disease is very difficult, and Alanna knows this firsthand.
However, the attacks did not stop. 29 Jun 2009 Alanna fell asleep and didn't Wake up until 11 February 2010. The girl had almost forgotten how I spent those 8 months because I was in semi-consciousness.
Miss Wong for a few hours comes to mind, but then again falls into a slumber. By sometimes it may seem that she is in a sane state, but not really in control of himself. When Alanna finally wakes up, he remembers almost nothing about the days spent in hibernation. For her it is a nightmare.
Alanna was not discouraged and tries to spend a few days of normal status bright and busy. It directs your energy to help others. The girl communicates with people suffering from the same syndrome, raises funds for establishing diagnoses and doing volunteer work. Ms. Wong believes that you meet your soul mate, and overcome the disease. I hope that a handsome Prince can break the spell of the sleeping beauty and give her a bright future without the fog in my head.
A rare disease that destroys the sense of reality, and holds captive sleep, has become a real challenge even for a boy from England. 11-year-old Mason How suffer from the syndrome of Klein-Levine and during the next attack can last several weeks to sleep day and night.