- A college student claimed that she was diagnosed with a rare disorder called the “Sleeping Beauty” syndrome
- This recurring disorder caused her to sleep for up to 22 hours per day
- She was also dismissed from her course for failing and missing deadlines
A 21-year-old college student in England named Rhoda Rodriguez-Diaz claimed that she suffers from “Sleeping Beauty” syndrome or the Kleine-Levin syndrome. KAMI learned that the aforementioned rare disorder can cause recurring periods of excessive sleepiness.
In a report by the Yahoo! Philippines (author Marie Claire Dorking), Diaz said that she was recently diagnosed with the disorder. She added that she can sleep that could last for up to 22 hours a day.
Sometimes, she just wakes up to eat, drink, and go to the bathroom. However, there were still months that Diaz does not experience this.
“I miss out on so much. That’s the hardest part of it. It’s hard to explain to people where I have been. Because it’s so rare a lot of people struggle to understand,” she said.
Diaz was diagnosed with hyper insomnia when she was still a child. But, it was until her young adult years when she discovered she has a one-in-a-million disorder.
The college student also shared that she would miss examinations because she was sleeping. In July 2018, she was dismissed from her course for flunking and missing deadlines.
"It wasn't my fault. But they said this is an 'exceptional case' so I am allowed to go back. It's a big relief but I have to redo a lot of work I did in second year. It was difficult for me,” she stated, as reported by the Fox News (author Jack Longstaff).
To know more about this rare disorder, you may watch a video uploaded by Yahoo here:
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