Student diagnosed with 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome' naps for days

Student diagnosed with 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome' naps for days

Rhoda Rodriuez, a 21-year-old university student, has been diagnosed with a rare yet unbelievable disease that sometimes causes her to sleep for three weeks straight.

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The lady, who lives in Leicester in the UK, suffers from 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome', better known as Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which is a rare sleep disorder.

According to Daily Mail, in a day, Rhoda can stay in bed for 22 hours and wake from time to time while still in a haze only to munch on junk food and use the toilet.

During her second year in university, Rhoda failed because she couldn't help sleeping while sitting for her examinations.

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21-year-old student diagnosed with sleeping beauty syndrome, naps for 3 weeks

Rhoda Rodriuez, a 21-year-old university student has been diagnosed with a rare yet unbelievable disease that sometimes causes her to sleep for three weeks straight. Photo: SWNS

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21-year-old student diagnosed with sleeping beauty syndrome, naps for 3 weeks

The lady who lives in Leicester, UK suffers from sleeping beauty syndrome better known as Kleine-Levin Syndrome which is a rare sleep disorder. Photo: SWNS

According to the beauty, some people often confuse her condition for laziness, something that deeply hurts her:

“But I am determined to not let it have a big impact on my life. It is one part of me and not who I am. It is frustrating because I cannot help it."

Briefly.co.za learnt that Rhoda claims she has no control over when the episodes happen.

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When she was a kid, the lady missed out on most of her childhood because she could not hang out with her fellow children as much as she would want to.

“I feel a huge setback when it does happen. I miss out on so much. That is the hardest part of it. It is hard to explain to people where I have been. Because it is so rare a lot of people struggle to understand,” she explained.

However, doctors could not pinpoint what was causing her sleeping episodes until she was a grown woman.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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