Meet a Real-Life Sleeping Beauty

This 15-year-old girl spends the majority of her life in bed.

Meet a Real-Life Sleeping Beauty

This 15-year-old girl spends the majority of her time in bed.

-Carolyn French

Louisa Ball

Louisa Ball of Worthing, England sleeps for two weeks at a time due to an illness which causes her to miss school exams, extracurricular activities and time with her family.

The 15-year-old was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome in 2008 after recovering from a nasty case of the flu.

“She had a dose of flu that lasted for about a week but she never really recovered properly from it,” her mother Lottie revealed. “We afterwards found out that it was the start of a sleep mode, which comes before the deep sleeps. She was exhausted and didn’t seem to be getting any better. She started to fall asleep at school and was rambling about things that didn’t make sense – just like she was talking in her sleep.”

Louisa Ball and her family

It took until March of last year for doctors to finally figure out what was causing Louisa to sleep so much.

Fortunately Kleine-Levin Syndrome typically disappears in adulthood, meaning Louisa may not have to live with this terrible disorder for the rest of her life. (Daily Mail)

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