Chick Sleeps for 59 Days


DM: Last year Imaarl Duprey, 23, slept almost continuously for 59 days and behaved as if she was a small child during the episode. The graduate suffers from Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS) – dubbed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome – which affects just 1,000 people in the world and can cause her to become incredibly drowsy without warning.

Mother Kerry, a teaching assistant, said: ‘If it was just sleeping it would be so much easier. ‘When I wake her so she can use the bathroom or eat something, she’s a different person completely. ‘Imaarl’s gone. She’s somewhere else. She’s replaced by a toddler. It’s been a stressful time.’

‘One night I was in a club and I remember lying on the floor. Everyone was walking past me. Luckily, a group of teachers from my hotel found me and took me back to my friends. It’s terrifying to think what could have happened.

To make sense of life within an episode, Imaarl will follow a repetitive routine when she’s awake. She watches movies on repeat and eats the same food constantly, while Kerry and Shahnequa ensure Imaarl eats properly and stays hydrated.


Hmm. So this bitch is a lazy, exhausted college student who gets grumpy when she gets woken up? And she’s one out of a thousand? Yeah, no. I am impressed with the whole 59 day horizontal streak though, thats fucking legendary. And she almost sold me on having a real disorder with that, “lying on the floor of a club” episode. ALMOST bought that, but I understand to make your story believable you’ll need at least one outrageous tale. You know, you can’t bullshit a bullshitter.

And then we find out to cope with her problems she watches the same movies and eats the same food every night? Do you know how many times I ate pizza and watched Wheel of Fortune in college to cope with my laziness, crankiness, and exhaustion? I’ll tell you, it was 4 out of 7 days a week. The other 3 days I just drank. Baby KLS right there. So either I was #1,001 and have since cured myself sans medical attention, or Duprey needs to give up this stunt and drink a Redbull. I’d prefer the latter.


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