The Daily Mail explained that in November of 2011, Beth went to sleep on a sofa and didn't really wake up for months. She slept for 22 hours a day, and the hours that she was awake were spent in a trance-like state.
The KLS Foundation reports that KLS is a rare neurological disorder. KLS causes people to sleep excessively, and also results in a reduced understanding of the world. Sleeping episodes can last for days, weeks, or even months.
When a person with KLS has an episode, their life essentially stops. The KLS Foundation states that a person with KLS will sleep almost constantly, waking only to go to the bathroom or eat. A person with KLS cannot care for themselves, and therefore relies on other people, such as parents, to step in.
When Beth has an episode, no loud noises or shaking of her body will make her wake up. Beth's mother, Janine, told the Daily Mail that when Beth is awake during an episode, she talks incoherently in baby talk.
11. Personality Changes
KLS can result in personality changes, too. People suffering from KLS can wake up and realize that their lives are slipping away from them. Depression and anxiety are often the result.
Beth had to drop out of school because of her condition. Her hopes of becoming a child psychologist are on hold. According to The Daily Mail, Beth is awake for about two weeks in between her episodes. It doesn't leave much time for a life.