A college student in England describes her hypersomnia in a report from Fox News.
Rhoda Rodriguez-Diaz, 21, was allegedly diagnosed with “Sleeping Beauty syndrome” which can cause her to sleep for up 22 hours per day, only waking in a dream-like trance to eat junk food, drink and go to the bathroom.
At its worst, her sleeping episodes allegedly last three weeks, which caused her to fail the second year of college after she slept through crucial end-of-year exams.
“Life goes on whilst I’m sleeping,” Rodriguez-Diaz, of Leicester, England said. “Reality hits me when I wake up and realize I’ve missed like a week of my life. I feel a huge setback when it does happen. I miss out on so much. That’s the hardest part of it.”