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Woman Sleeps For Up To 22 HOURS A Day - But Rare Condition Means She STILL Feels Tired

Tuesday 29 November 2016

 

From UK newspaper the Express:

 

Heather Reed
Heather Reed sleeps for up to 22 hours a day
but she still feels tired
 

Woman sleeps for up to 22 HOURS a day - but rare condition means she STILL feels tired

A WOMAN who suffers from Sleeping Beauty syndrome feels tired all the time despite sleeping for up to 22 hours a day.

By 
Saturday November 12, 2016
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Heather Reed, from Nova Scotia, Canada had to give up her life as a scientist after a cold caused two exhausting conditions.

Over the course of the year there are 8,670 hours - and Heather snoozes for around 8,030 of them.

The 37-year-old said: “It certainly has an impact on my life. I feel like a ghost in my own life.”

Heather has been battling two debilitating conditions - myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and Kleine-Levin Syndrome, also known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome - for more than seven years.

Shockingly, her illnesses, which are not believed to be related, developed virtually overnight.

She said: “Before I was sick, I was a conservation biologist working for Parks Canada. I owned my own home and my own car and I was a graduate student. I lived a really active, very mentally and physically engaging life.

 

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