According to the Daily Mail, a 33-year-old woman who is a diagnosed narcoleptic assaulted her husband while sleep walking and has been robbed while paralyzed due to cataplexy.

But for Mrs Lynne Hughes, who also suffers the related sleep disorder cataplexy, her illness has a serious side.

Cataplexy causes a sufferer’s muscles to completely relax, rendering a person unable to move, while remaining fully conscious.

And twice while lying paralysed and helpless in a cataleptic state the street, she has been targeted by heartless thieves.