Woman with rare sleep disorder sleeps for days, weeks and sometimes even months

Posted at 4:01 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 16:01:54-04

NORTH FAYETTE, PA - Talk about pulling a Rip Van Winkle!

This gal has actually slept for 64 days straight-- and now she's tired of getting all that extra sleep.

Meet Nicole Delien....who actually suffers from a rare neurological disorder called "Klein-Levin Syndrome" (KLS) which has also been called "sleeping beauty syndrome."

She first had an extended sleeping episode when she was six. At 14, she went to bed at Thanksgiving, and all she can remember is waking up in January!

Talk about a turkey hangover!

She says there are times she's missed out on Christmas, birthdays...even relatives' funerals.

....She even slept through her junior and senior prom.

Sometimes she slumbers for 18 hours a day, which is quite the hibernation.

There's only about a thousand people worldwide who suffer from the condition...who basically go to sleep and can't wake up.

People with KLS require 24-hour attention and care, especially to make sure they get food and water while in a trance-like sleep-walking state-- as Nicole shared when she was younger. "It is different for everyone but I cannot remember anything that happens while in this state," she said in an online video.

Now, Nicole is 20 and is reportedly depressed that this disorder is causing her to literally sleep her life away.

But so far, doctors say there is no cure for KLS.