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Sleeping Beauty In the Real World

Updated on March 1, 2010

A little story about sleeping beauty

Once upon a time, there is a kingdom led by a king who is fair and wise. People prosperous and fulfilled all they needs. But there was one that still felt lacking. The King was not blessed with a child. Every day the King and queen always pray for blessed with a child. Finally, the king and queen of prayer was granted. After 9 months pregnant they given a beautiful child. The king was happy, he held a royal feast and invite friends and all his people. The king also invited sevens good witches to gave good spells

"Be a good princess", said the first witch. "Be a beautiful princess", said the second witch. "Be a honest and elegant daughter", said the third witch. "Be a good dancer", said the fourth witch. "Be a good singer," said the witch sixth. Before the seventh witch give the spell, suddenly palace doors opened. The wicked witch entered, and shouting, "Why am I not invited to this party?".

"Because I was not invited, I will curse your children, said the wicked witch. Immediately she approached the princess's bed, saying, "The princess will die by needles yarn spinners, ha ha ha ha .. At that time, appeared the seventh good witch , "Do not worry, I can alleviate the evil witch's curse. The princess will not die, he would only fall asleep for 100 years after exposure to needle yarn spinners, and he will wake up again after a prince came to her ", said the seventh witches.

Finally a handsome prince can wake up this beautiful princess with a sweet kiss. And they live happily forever.

The real sleeping beauty

How if the sleeping beauty really happen in this world. Is she really exist? the answer is, "yes, she is". But not like in the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. I think many of us known and familiar with the news about the beautiful girl who slept almost during 312 hours. She is beautiful and clever. She is a teenager from England. Her name is Louisa Ball. She has a habit that made her parent confusing. She always sleep for days. Louisa may suffer a syndrome called Kleine-Levin, popularly called "Sleeping disease." No wonder, when Louisa could sleep even for 13 days.Louisa's mother, Lottie, said that her daughter had started to experience an unusual habit since a year ago. Initially, he was suffering from flu symptoms. After that Louisa often sleep within a very long time.

She often spent the eating time, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Louisa now spend more time to sleep, either during a family vacation, dancing exercise, even during school exams. As a teacher I can't imagine has a student like Louisia. "I was so upset because of this disease, certainly a lot of things I have missed," said Louisa. "I can not remember anything when I woke up. I was thinking, 'Why did this happen to me'," he continued.

For a years ago, she always examined by doctor team in Sr.George's Hospital, tooting (England). According to the diagnosis, she suffered from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which makes the patient can asleep in a long time. They felt dazed and not really conscious after woke up.

Kleine-Levin Syndrome estimated hit as many as 1,000 people in the entire world. According to doctors, Sleeping Beauty's disease often attacks young person, mainly aged between 8 to 12 years. However, the syndrome could disappear by itself.

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The best part of the real princess, Louisa. He never give up and she believe one day she will get out of this problem. Although the doctors team so far not know exactly what causes and how to heal people with the sleeping disease. But the spirit to heal from this disease never end. Like the story of "sleeping princess" when the prince kiss the princess and she woke up again. And Louisa believe that someday this moment will come. And she will life happily forever.

That's the end of all the story. I hope it give benefit for us and can open wide our knowledge about the medical and health world.


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    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am fine, thank you. I hope so, Freya. She can meet someone special can cure and make her always conscious all the time. Like normal people. When she felt sleepy he just going to bed, right. I hope your imagination will come true...amen.

    • Freya Cesare profile image

      Freya Cesare 

      7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Salam, Pras. How are you?

      What a story. I wish someday a prince (charming young single doctor will be great :D) will really able to kiss (cure) her disease away.

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      azlynnakohl, I am very flattered by your coming to this hub.

      I think you have know the story about her. And I am glad you get more information about her from this hub. I hope she will get better soon, and she could wake up for a long time. I am glad you want to see my other hub. Thank you very much.

    • azlynnakohl profile image


      8 years ago

      This is such an interesting topic. I enjoyed the story...and then the real life story of sleeping beauty. I have heard of this but never really studied up on the subject. You did a wonderful job here and I am certainly going to be reading more of your hubs. Be blessed, so nice to meet you.


    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you Nell Rose for coming and give special comment. I am glad you liked this hub. And I am proud if you want to link this hub. Of course, you can do that. I will visit you more often. see you....

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, prasetio30, thanks for this, and I can see why you liked my ancestors story. if you don't mind, I will link it? this is fascinating. Great hub. thanks for finding me. cheers nell

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks kylealton for coming to this hub. I agree with you. I hope she can find a prince, she'll wake up and life happily forever.

    • kylealton profile image


      8 years ago

      I have heard something before but after reading this article, it was pretty upsetting how this girl has to live life sleeping. Let's hope her prince will arrive soon...

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Tony. Lets pray together for her. Thank you very much for coming.

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I hadnot heard of this syndrome before, so thanks for the info.

      Love and peace


    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Yenajeon, thanks for your appreciation. I agree with yo u that she like a princess.

    • yenajeon profile image


      8 years ago from California

      What a cute story! The girl looks like a princess too, she's so cute =) Great Hub!

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks electricsky for coming and give nice comment. The doctor team's also haven't found the best medicine for Louisa. But they still try the way to cure this syndrome. I hope she will recovers soon. Thanks for your pray.

    • electricsky profile image


      8 years ago from North Georgia

      I have never heard of this syndrome before.

      You would think there would be some kind of drug they could give her to wake her up during her episodes. Or shake her vigorously would wake her up.

      Hope she recovers.

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks for give your time to visit this hub. You absolutely right that she's look suffer with this condition. But as you said, We hope one day she will find the prince. And the problem will end soon.

    • Zac828 profile image


      8 years ago from England

      I remember seeing this on the news and it is really awful; but she seems a brave girl and will one day find her prince. Good work.

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Nancy_30, Sandy and my brother Mystique1957 for coming give your comment about this topic.

      I don't want using Louisa become a victim or as an object in my writing. But I want to knock our social side. There is a person or people which life uncomfortable like us. When we are doing activity, she only close her eyes and she doesn't enjoy the beautiful world. By this hub I hope we more care to other people. When we didn't gave the money we can give moral support. And by spiritual side we can pray for her, with the goal her suffering will end soon.....amen.

    • Mystique1957 profile image


      8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      My brother Prasetio...

      You are a very concerned soul! I like that! I can see always in your hubs your preoccupation about others´feelings and well being! No wonder God has blessed you, my friend!

      Thumbs up!

      warmest regards and blessings,


    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thank you for this interesting hub.

    • nancy_30 profile image


      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for this very interesting hub. I've never heard of this before.

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Maita, I hope this hub will open our eyes about there is something unusual over there. And we have care about kind of this case.

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      8 years ago from US

      Louisa Ball wow, thnaks prasetio I never know her before, and Sleeping Beauty does exist, Maita

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Pamela and Janny for coming to this hub.

      We know from outside she looks normal and not seems that she get trouble in her body. But I think this condition makes her uncomfortable. When other girl enjoy with their activity. But she have to spend the day on the bed. We hope the best for her. And this not happen again to others.

    • JannyC profile image


      8 years ago

      I saw this on TV...if she was ugly would it of not hit the news? I have strange thoughts in my head lol. Excellently written and nice introduction into this condition.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from United States

      Prasetio, I saw this on TV also and sure hope she outgrows it or they find a cure. good hub.

    • prasetio30 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks all my friends who share your opinion about this hub. I know it seem easy for us and For person who get insomnia this is a gift when they get sleep well. But what happen with Louisa is totally different. This is unusual case. We have to be grateful with our condition right now. God still love us and give us health. We have to keep it well.

      Let's pray for Louisa. I hope she get well soon and everything get normal...amen.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I saw this. Pretty wild. Gee- I hope things get more normal for her- whatever normal is. Thanks

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a great hub with very interesting information.

    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I saw this on TV. Poor girl, sleeping her youth away...

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Wow, what a hub, it is fantastic, I enjoy your hubs very much, thank you for sharing this unique story.

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Nothing worse than feeling like you're sleeping your life away. Great post.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      The will power of a person can win anything or everything at his or her jurisdiction. Will power can win over sleeping syndrome.

    • febriedethan profile image


      8 years ago from Indonesia

      This is really dangerous disease, this girl is surely never let alone, imagine, if she drives a car and suddenly get the sleeping attack?! I hope someday scientist will find a cure for this, great hub Pras :)

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Prasetio, This was interesting! I wonder is she healthier over all because of the sleep or will she live longer? I feel for her parents who must wonder when or will she will wake up each time... Thank you for sharing this compassionate story!

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I read this account about a month ago, and it was truly heartwrenching. It's unfortunate that they haven't found a way to cure it. Give the medical world time and they will. What did strike me though, was the young girls positive attitude.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      A truly heartfelt story, prasetio30. Sleeping Beauty Syndrome is very sad, indeed, and your hub will help others to know and understand the serious nature of the syndrome. Thumbs up!


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