Sleeping Beauty: Meet The Girl Who Slept For 64 Days

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/ November 20, 2012

Ever felt like you were so tired that you could sleep for a whole month? Meet the girl who actually made that happen.

Nicole Delien, a 17-year old teenager from Pennsylvania, struggles with a rare sleep disorder called Kleine-Levine, or ‘Sleeping Beauty Syndrome’—affecting an estimated 1,000 people around the world.

In her longest sleep episode, Delien slept for 64 days, starting shortly before Thanksgiving and extending well past Christmas. The condition even resulted in her missing a chance to meet pop superstar Katy Perry. After finding out about Nicole’s disorder however, Katy allowed her to visit backstage at a performance in Connecticut.

According to the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation, “Affected individuals may go for a period of weeks, months or even years without experiencing any symptoms, and then they reappear with little warning.”

Here’s some symptoms that people with Sleeping Beauty syndrome deal with:
—Excessive sleeping
—Disorientation
—Hallucination
—Child-like behavior
—Binge-eating
—Periods of hyper-sexuality when awake

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