Sleeping beauty: An 11-year-old boy was captured in a dream and now lives on the edge of reality and dreamsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/sleeping-beauty-an-11-year-old-boy-was-captured-in-a-dream-and-now-lives-on-the-edge-of-reality-and-dreams
Sound sleep is the key to health. Most people think so. But for this teenager, life has turned into a sleepy nightmare from which it is impossible to wake up. A rare disease that deprives the sense of reality and keeps you in captivity of sleep has become a real test for the whole family. How the boy and his parents cope with an unusual disease, read in our material.
11-year-old Mason Howe from the English city of Cornwall suffers from Klein-Levin syndrome and during the next attack can sleep for several weeks all day long. Such a case happens once in a million, and it is very difficult to identify it. The symptoms of the disease resemble ordinary laziness or fatigue.11-year-old Mason suffers from a very rare "Sleeping Beauty syndrome"
The last episode of a long sleep lasted 6 weeks and got on Christmas. Thanks to the festive fuss, the boy has woken up and is now feeling well. Mom says it was the longest period of sleep of all time. Before that, he slept for 3 weeks.
Experts have not yet identified the exact cause of this syndrome, but suggest that it is due to genetic factors.Mason and his father, 39-year-old Craig Howe, are independently trying to learn more about this disease.
Here is such a sleepy captivity, from which it is not easy to get out. Life is fleeting and I don't want to oversleep it at all. Perhaps soon scientists will finally be able to find the right treatment for people suffering from Kleiner-Levin's symptom. Do you still want to sleep longer?