Million-to-one ‘Sleeping Beauty Syndrome’ leaves lad, 11, ‘hibernating’ throughout the day and night

A BOY of 11 is suffering from a one-in-a-million condition dubbed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

Mason Howe, from Callington, Cornwall, has Kleine-Levin Syndrome which is commonly misunderstood and its effects are often confused with laziness or boredom.

Mason, 11, is suffering from a one-in-a-million condition dubbed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome
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Mason, 11, is suffering from a one-in-a-million condition dubbed Sleeping Beauty Syndrome[/caption]

The condition means Mason will sleep all day and night when experiencing an episode.

Even when not sleeping, the youngster will be yawning constantly regardless of the amount of sleep he gets.

Mum Marie, 41, said another side-effect is that Mason is constantly eating when awake.

She said: “It is like he is hibernating.”

The condition means Mason will sleep all day and night when experiencing an episode
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The condition means Mason will sleep all day and night when experiencing an episode[/caption]

“He has just been through a six-week episode which lasted through Christmas.

“Thankfully Christmas was okay because the excitement stimulated him.

“But I’d say this was the worst episode he’s had.

Even when not sleeping, the youngster will be yawning constantly regardless of the amount of sleep he gets.
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Even when not sleeping, the youngster will be yawning constantly regardless of the amount of sleep he gets[/caption]

“The last episode before that went on for nearly three weeks.”

She said experts didn’t know the causes of the condition but it’s thought to be connected to genetics factor.

Both Mason and his dad Craig Howe, 39, are being studied to find out more.

The syndrome is commonly misunderstood and its effects are often confused with laziness or boredom
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The syndrome is commonly misunderstood and its effects are often confused with laziness or boredom[/caption]

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