VIDEO: 17-Year-Old Real-Life Sleeping Beauty, Slept 64 Days In A Row

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«§» 23 November 2012

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’, which affects an estimated 1,000 people around the world.

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.

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Rarely awake: Nicole Delien, 17, is afflicted with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a rare disorder that causes her to sleep 18 to 19 hours a day

Family care: Nicole with her younger sister and brother, who do not have the same condition as her

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’, KDKA in Pittsburgh recently reported.

The Delien family also appeared on Jeff Probst’s syndicated talk show this week to make sure other families become aware of the rare disorder.

Vicki Delien told reporters that it was very frustrating trying to get a diagnosis for her daughter. She said it took several hospital trips to figure out what’s been afflicting her.

Finally, 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 Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation website states.

Raising awareness: Nicole with her parents on the Jeff Probst Show

In addition to excessive sleeping, symptoms include disorientation, hallucination, child-like behaviour, binge-eating and periods of hyper-sexuality when awake, according to an Oxford Journals report.

That report says the disorder predominately affects young males.

Symptoms may be related to the parts of the brain that govern appetite and sleep, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

The cause of Kleine-Levin Syndrome is unknown, both medical sources indicate.

Eric Haller, a young college student with the disorder, told ABC News that he gets sick and falls into a sleeping episode about eight to 10 times a year.

On the verge of sleep: Video footage of Nicole before she fell asleep for 64 days

Deep sleeper: Video footage of Nicole after she passes out

Medication helps spread Nicole’s sleeping episodes further apart, her family says.

Nicole says she has missed out on Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays and the family’s first trip to Disney World.

She also missed out on an opportunity to meet pop singer Katy Perry. But when Perry later learned about Nicole’s disorder she made sure Nicole was able to visit her backstage at a performance in Connecticut.

Nicole’s last sleeping episode was in March. She told KDKA that she’s scared of when it will happen again.

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winace at 24 Nov 12, 07:23 AM (4 years ago)
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Hmmmmm na wa o
Amaight at 24 Nov 12, 09:32 AM (4 years ago)
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I feel 4 dat girl men!
jane4real at 24 Nov 12, 11:45 AM (4 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked na wa oo
Activated at 24 Nov 12, 01:05 PM (4 years ago)
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Kleine-Levine syndrome can be a very dangerous disease, cause if u wake up U can be in a sleep-walking state as stated and can kill without knowing
aso4life1 at 24 Nov 12, 01:20 PM (4 years ago)
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hmmm, sorry girl

jabanz at 24 Nov 12, 01:26 PM (4 years ago)
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i dey feel for you girl

ZION7ZION at 24 Nov 12, 01:35 PM (4 years ago)
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dis kin talent go favor any poor man, sleep away your hunger
proly at 24 Nov 12, 01:53 PM (4 years ago)
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ZION7ZION at 24 Nov 12, 02:13 PM (4 years ago)
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One sleeps comfortably at night, wakes up inthe morning alife and healthy, yet we find it very difficult to thank God for this wonderful miracle, rather we complain about material things Sad Sad
ololardey at 24 Nov 12, 03:02 PM (4 years ago)
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My GOd will intervein
ZION7ZION at 24 Nov 12, 03:31 PM (4 years ago)
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please lady rush down to Synagogue church of all Nations, and your case will be over
Senegal at 24 Nov 12, 03:43 PM (4 years ago)
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see wahala Shocked
Aquarium at 24 Nov 12, 04:00 PM (4 years ago)
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Kakakakakaka! Shut that pie hole. Big lie! This oyibo people sabi carve lie! Cha! But if na true then e don better for that babe o;Enjoyment Grin . Sleep and forget you sorrows! Hahahahaha!

Amaight at 24 Nov 12, 04:25 PM (4 years ago)
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Na d thing wey some poor people dey pray 4 4 nija b dat
jubrilchado at 24 Nov 12, 05:07 PM (4 years ago)
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Wetin we no go c?
mary11 at 24 Nov 12, 05:29 PM (4 years ago)
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Chai I feel 4 u gal

C_Johnson at 24 Nov 12, 05:44 PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Aquarium on 24 Nov 12, 04:00 PM
Kakakakakaka! Shut that pie hole. Big lie! This oyibo people sabi carve lie! Cha! But if na true then e don better for that babe o;Enjoyment Grin . Sleep and forget you sorrows! Hahahahaha!

Keep on laughing...
neloceleb at 24 Nov 12, 07:00 PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: ZION7ZION on 24 Nov 12, 01:35 PM
dis kin talent go favor any poor man, sleep away your hunger
jamesbondchick at 24 Nov 12, 07:26 PM (4 years ago)
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Satan just wants to waste this girls life! She needs serious prayers

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