Pennsylvania Teenager Sleeps For 64 Days Straight

Imagine existing mostly in a dreamworld, with interludes of sleepwalking to eat, drink, and use the bathroom. Is it a burden or a blessing? Daily Mail reports:

A Pennsylvania teenager slept for 64 days from Thanksgiving into January — her longest sleeping episode yet. Nicole Delien, 17, struggles with a rare sleep disorder called Kleine-Levine, or ‘Sleeping Beauty Syndrome’.

During her sleep spells she will wake up in a confused state for small periods of time to eat and go to the bathroom and then fall back to sleep. Nicole’s mother, Vicki, says her daughter will sleep 18 to 19 hours a day, and when she eventually wakes up to eat she is in a ‘sleepwalking state which she doesn’t remember’.

A doctor at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was able to pinpoint the disorder and offer some suggestions on how to manage it, including medication. Affected individuals may go for a period of weeks, months or even years without experiencing any symptoms, and then they reappear with little warning. The cause of Kleine-Levin Syndrome is unknown.

12 Comments on "Pennsylvania Teenager Sleeps For 64 Days Straight"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Nov 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm |

    that’s nothing
    most of Amerika slept through 8 years of the Bush administration

  2. I read Teabagger instead of teenager.

  3. Thankfully_Not_American | Nov 23, 2012 at 12:43 am |

    Wow you’re an ignorant racist and we’re supposed to take your comment seriously? You’re worthless and contribute nothing to society. You could die and the world would be a better place for losing one more bigot.

  4. turducken | Nov 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm |

    maybe shes lying and is just super lazy and wants to sleep all day. even if shes not, she must be of sub par intelligence having little time to go to school and what not. poor gal.

  5. mindofsound | Dec 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm |

    Sleeping is just what teenagers do.

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