. Five Rare Sleeping Disorders |

Apr 20 2012

Sleep Problems? Be Glad You Don’t Have These Five

Published by at 7:20 am under Editorial

To be perfectly honest sleeping is one of my favorite things to do.   It’s the only time of day where I’m truly free.   It’s a time where my mind can wander off and I don’t have to deal with the reality of the world.   I guess that’s why I along with most people can’t stand getting up.   It’s just too good to sleep.

But not for everyone.   Some people suffer some serious problems with their sleeping patterns and you kind of have to feel for them.

Check out five sleeping disorders you don’t want to have…..

Sleeping Beauty Sickness

I can’t believe that this is the clinical name for this but it exists.   Just kidding it’s technically called Klein Levin Syndrome. The victims if this syndrome live normally for weeks or months at a time, with normal sleep patterns and normal energy levels. Then, with little warning, they’ll go to sleep for days or weeks at a time. So far, a girl named Louisa Ball’s longest bout in bed has been 13 days.  Yes, 13 days.   Damn I wish I could sleep that much at a time.   These people have to be forced to wake up to eat and go to the bathroom.


The medical condition sexomnia makes women demand sex while they’re asleep.  Woman have been dumped by a string of men who got the hump when they asked, “Was it good for you, too?” only to get the response, “Eh?” because she’d been unconscious all night.  Women sighs and say “I can have sex three or four times a night if the guys have the stamina, but in the morning I won’t know anything about it.”  Talk about awful for guys.  Ouch.  As you can see, sexsomnia is a sleeping disorder where people have sex but don’t even know it.   Amazing.


This is probably one of the better known disorders out there that people make fun of all the time.  I mean yeah it’s kind of funny but it’s really dangerous.   Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder that is commonly associated with falling asleep at random times. Narcoleptics tend to fall directly into REM sleep, when most dreaming occurs, and less commonly enter deeper and more restful stages of non-REM sleep.  So yeah, watch where you’re walking folks.


The rare disorder these sleepers suffer from is said to affect 5 people in 10,000. Cataplexy sufferers can experience a sudden and temporary episode of loss of muscle tone, often triggered by emotions.   Often times people with Cataplexy will fall asleep during times of laughter.   Yup, just laughing can make a person fall asleep.  Isn’t that crazy?

Somnambulistic Eating

Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (NSRED), also known as Sleep-Related Eating disorder (SRED), sleep eating, or somnambulistic eating, is a combination of a parasomnia and an eating disorder.  According to doctors and psychiatrists, NSRED is closely related to Night Eating Syndrome (NES) except for the fact that those suffering from NES are completely awake and aware of their eating and bingeing at night, while those suffering from NSRED are sleeping and unaware of what they are doing. During the handling of this food, patients with NSRED distinguish themselves, as they are usually messy or harmful to themselves. Some eat their food with their bare hands while others attempt to eat it with utensils.  In one case a woman didn’t even know what was going on and in a year gained 60 lbs (source)

Thanks to Oddee for these finds.

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