A resident of Australia suffers from a rare neurological disorder, due to which he falls into a state of hypersomnia - excessive sleep duration for long periods of time.
Harry Dunn, 21, suffers from Kleine-Levin syndrome, also known as Sleeping Beauty Syndrome. This is a rare neurological disorder, due to which a person falls into a state of hypersomnia and can sleep for a long time. Affected people experience episodes that last from a few days to several months. Most often adolescents are affected by Kleine-Levin syndrome, but sometimes young children and adults suffer from it.
In one of these episodes, Dunn slept 41 days in a row. During sleep periods, he missed his sixteenth and seventeenth birthdays, Christmas, and the finals of major sporting events, among others.
Dunn said that during the episodes "turns into a zombie: he is able to perform certain actions, for example, eat or use the bathroom, but he loses emotional perception of what is happening, and after waking up he does not remember what happened during sleep.
Earlier it was reported that a student from the English city of Leicester, Leicestershire, spoke about life with Kleine-Levin syndrome. Due to illness, a girl can sleep up to 22 hours a day, and because of this, she believes that life is passing her by.