I saw this on my local news today and was like 'WHAT?'
It's a disorder making these teenagers sleep for weeks at a time. The girl in PA slept for 64 days straight! I'm posting the video and small article
about the local kid with this weird thing.
The second video talks about it more like it could be related to a serious psychiatric disorder. The second girl's story is much deeper into the
issue at hand, and it explains some about studies of the patients brains. Her experience seems much worse than the first girl.
I don't know, I've never heard of this before, thought you might find it interesting.
I feel bad for these sleepy kids. I mean, I looove to sleep,but come on?? It's like hibernation
I recently heard about it in the news as well. For some reason, it reminded me of the girls (& one boy) from LeRoy, N.y who developed
Tourette's-like symptoms. Here's a quick article on that
(link) I got curious about whatever happened to
those girls and basically, once the attention went away, so did the symptoms.
I sure wish I could've slept that long in my high school days! Given the opportunity, I think I would have 😉
Talk about getting some serious beauty sleep. I've never heard of this, but it definitely sounds strange. I'm glad I'm past these awkward teenage
Actually, just googled it and the average age is 23. I don't know how I could have thought it was just for the even younger crowd. Hopefully both
girls will overcome this soon.
edit on 19-11-2012 by Jess117 because: I'm a magician.
Many patients' families report that symptoms began after a viral infection, which may make the brain "more vulnerable" to KLS, according to Dr.
Phyllis Zee, director of the Sleep Disorders Center and professor of neurology at Northwestern University.
The disorder seems to be more prevalent among Ashkenazi Jews and is sometimes seen in siblings, which would suggest a genetic predisposition.
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