The Mirror interviews a 20-year-old girl named Nicole who has the rare sleep disorder Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which causes her to sleep for days and require constant care.
A girl who sleeps up to 64 days at a time has described how low her condition makes her feel.
Nicole, 20, suffers from a condition where she falls asleep and can’t wake up, and how one episode saw her sleep for 64 days straight.
Nicole, who has been diagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) requires 24-hour care, and first experienced a sleeping episode at the age of 6.
At the time, her doting mother assumed that Nicole was falling ill with flu as she was sleeping up to 18 hours a day.
As a young child, not understanding what had happened, a disorientated Nicole would not even be able to recognise her mum or family members.
Her longest episode happened before her 14 birthday at Thanksgiving and all she remembers is waking up in January the following year.