Sleeping for Days?

@celticeagle (116603)
Boise, Idaho
February 9, 2010 5:00pm CST
Have you heard of this syndrome? This 15 year old girl has this malody where she sleeps for days. Her dad says they realized something was wrong in 2008. Any thoughts? Any ideas on what might cause this? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5JyhaTOmuo
7 responses
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Feb 10
WOW how weird. at first I was just thinking the sleeping sickness but thaqt long of sleeps dont fit I guess, Hope thye find sojmetihng soon to help her she missing out on life!
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@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb 10
I feel same way. She is missing out on life. I think it has to do with the making of melatonin.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Feb 10
that very well could be to me it looked like she could have fell asleep at anytime in the interview
• United States
9 Feb 10
well.... 1) the skeptics are right and shes faking which i seriously doubt cause what little girl would seriously throw away her time with friends and family and endanger herself from failing in school and what not. or 2) its real and probably to do has something with her brain what idk maybe a tumor (hopefully not)or something in her brain shuts off causing to go to sleep mode for days-weeks at a time or just stay with me now 3) shes part bear lol jk about the bear thing seriously though hope the can find where the problem is and fix it hate to see a little girl have her life pass by her like that
@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb 10
Maybe a possible tumor also but what could it possibly be pressing against? I am thinking she makes too much Melatonin at certain times for some reason.
• United States
10 Feb 10
i didnt pay attention to her age but maybe almost hitting puberty has something to do with it and her body is screwed up and is making to much or to little of some kind of hormone?
• United States
9 Apr 10
Wouldn't she dehydrate if she slept for days?
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@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Apr 10
Certainly would. I am sure the doctor has her drink electrolytes and Gatorade type of drinks to rehydrate her.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
10 Feb 10
I don't know the problems name but I have heard one one women I know who regularly sleeps 20 hours a day. Most of the year. This women has cronic fatigue syndrome,fibromylega(I'm sure the spelling is wrong)and depression. Thanks to those three problems it makes her so tired she sleeps that much a day! During the summer she comes out of her "hybernation" and you will see from time to time. I don't understand it and never will. It drives her husband insane and I can't believe he hasn't gone insane because of his wives medical condition! She can't work. I think she is on disability. Anyway it is a story I wanted to share.
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@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb 10
Thanks for sharing. I think the brain and its workings is very fascinating.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
10 Feb 10
There are a lot of different types of sleep disorders that are being diagnosed these days. Teens are said to need a lot more sleep than adults but that's way over the top. Sounds like to me that she has an over active hormone level..the sleep hormone. Some people that don't have enough stay up for days..I guess it could work the other way around. Very weird though.
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@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb 10
Weird for sure. I think it is a lack of melatonin.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Narcolepsy That would be my guess. Or some similar neurological problem.
• United States
15 Feb 10
Agreed. I saw the Today show piece and that is what I came away with.
@peace001 (727)
• China
10 Feb 10
hi there is a similar person in our country who sleeps about 3-5 months and then he is clear-headed for months .the scientist can not explain that.it is wizardly,isnot it ? have a good day