Have you ever heard of Sleeping Beauty Syndrome? Also known as Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS), people with KLS experience episodes of excessive sleepiness that can last for several days to several weeks, interrupted only by brief periods of wakefulness where they may eat or use the restroom before falling back asleep.
Those affected are usually teenage males and, during these episodes, people with KLS may also exhibit symptoms such as disorientation, hallucinations, and changes in their normal behavior.
The cause of KLS is not fully understood, although it is believed to be related to problems with the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that regulates sleep and other bodily functions. While KLS episodes can be disruptive to daily life, they generally become less frequent and less severe over time, with most patients experiencing complete remission by their 30s. I hope no one you love ever has to experience this!