This is just plain weird! I hope she matures out of it because this is a crappy way to live life. Louisa Ball does not even know about her prolonged sleeps, which began in 2008 as she recovered from flu, were firstly thought to be hormonal until she was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome last year. People who develop the condition, also known as Sleeping Beauty Disease, are prone to falling into extensive periods of deep sleep that can stretch to weeks.
She was tired and didn’t seem to be getting any better. She started to fall asleep at school and was confused about things that didn’t make sense – just like she was talking in her sleep. It really scared their family members they might have not known what to do. They would not have felt her like Louisa was the daughter they used to know she was like a different person. Doctors at Worthing General Hospital were perplexed by her symptoms, and suggested the problem could be to do with hormones.
Miss Ball’s sleeping episodes began to stretch to ten days at a time, during which time her parents would wake her once a day to feed her and take her to the bathroom, before she succumbed to sleep again. Wow, just incredible.