Published October 28, 2015
A real-life “Sleeping Beauty,” who sleeps up to 22 hours a day, says her life is anything but a fairytale.
Beth Goodier, 20, of England, suffers from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which can leave her awake for only two hours a day for up to five weeks at a time, according to the Caters News Agency.
“It’s nothing beautiful, it’s nothing romantic, it’s horrible,” she said in a recent BBC report
The mysterious condition, also known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome, only affects about 40 people in the United Kingdom, mostly boys, and there is no known cure.
KLS begins in adolescence and also causes behavioral changes, including binge eating and dream-like feelings.