View story

More stories

REAL LIFE SLEEPING BEAUTY WHO MISSED CHRISTMAS

Meet the real life sleeping beauty whose rare sleep disorder saw her snooze through CHRISTMAS. In December 2013, student Gemma Garfirth. 21, slept through a week of festivities - missing family gatherings, present opening, and even Christmas dinner.  And now, having suffered from 30 sleep episodes over the past five years, Gemma fears she will miss this year’s party season. The student from Wellingborough, Northants, suffers from incurable sleep disorder - Kleine- Levin Syndrome, dubbed the Sleeping Beauty Syndrome - which sees her fall into a trance and nod off for an entire week. The rare neurological disorder affects around 1,000 people worldwide and causes extreme exhaustion, paranoia and hysterical behaviour.

Woman rejected by adoptio...

View this story

Boy whose brain grew in n...

View this story

I was a 23st lump… now ...

View this story

Victim saves her rapist's...

View this story

Dumped by text on my birt...

View this story

Jealous ex terrorised me ...

View this story

Woman overcomes thigh gap...

View this story

Nine year old girl's 'pul...

View this story

Zumba-mad gran loses 14st

View this story

20st mum loses 6st after ...

View this story