View story

More stories

MY SLEEPING BEAUTY NIGHTMARE

MEET the real life sleeping beauty - who snoozed for TWO months when a rare sleep disorder took over her life and turned it into a nightmare. Graduate Imaarl Duprey, 23 was in the land of nod for 59 days and acting like a toddler during the episode. She suffers from a debilitating sleep disorder - dubbed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome - which means she can fall into a trance without warning and snooze for 20 hours a day through episodes that typically last ten days. The rare neurological, called Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS), affects around 1,000 people worldwide and also sees sufferers experiencing extreme exhaustion, paranoia and hysterical behaviour while in the grips of the incurable condition. During an episode Imaarl, a fashion worker of Lewisham, London, relies on round the clock care and assistance from her mum Kerry Griffiths, 46 and sister Shahnequa Duprey, 21.

Girl nicknamed jaws bites...

View this story

Boy survives near-fatal a...

View this story

Woman told by emirates st...

View this story

Boy age 5 is midwife to b...

View this story

I was a 23st lump… now ...

View this story

Game of thrones fan is jo...

View this story

Woman dumped over rare sl...

View this story

Woman loses 10st after bl...

View this story

My contractions lasted tw...

View this story

I played the 21st clown b...

View this story