Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Princess sleep South Kalimantan fell asleep again. Siti Raisa Miranda, who is familiarly called Echa, this girl from South Kalimantan, had to be treated at the Dr Ansari Saleh Hospital, Banjarmasin after three days of not waking up. This condition inevitably worries his parents.
“Saturday night, the condition was still dry (asleep), then I took it to the hospital for inpatient care. For three days at Ansari Saleh Hospital this child had not yet woken up. Finally he was brought home, because the results of the medical examination were normal , “said Mulyadi.
This condition is not the first time Echa has experienced this. In 2017, Echa became a public conversation thanks to her condition. Gathering information from various media, at that time Echa slept for 13 days at the age of 13 years. This case has earned her the nickname ‘Sleeping Beauty from Banjarmasin’ or the sleeping daughter of South Kalimantan.
In the midst of the talk of netizens at that time, Echa’s condition was associated with Sleeping Beauty Syndrome or Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS). A sleep health expert from the Pondok Indah Snoring & Sleep Disorder Clinic, Andreas Prasadja, revealed that there had never been a case of KLS in Indonesia. He only knew about this sleeping daughter of South Kalimantan.
“The cases are very rare, and the treatment is not yet right,” said Andreas.
Not only is it very rare in Indonesia, cases of KLS like those experienced by sleeping daughters in South Kalimantan are also rare and even rare in the world. People who experience KLS will experience excessive and recurring sleepiness. Launching from various sources, a person with KLS can spend 20 hours sleeping.
In a journal published in Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, KLS is characterized by hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness) of varying degrees, hyperphagia (excessive hunger), cognitive impairment and hypersexuality. Although many diseases attack male adolescents, research written in journals mentions that there are findings of KLS cases in middle-aged women in India.
Why do people experience cases like the sleeping daughter of South Kalimantan?
The exact cause is not known until now. However, there are certain conditions that increase the risk of KLS including injury to the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls sleep, appetite and body temperature. There is also a case finding of KLS after a flu-like infection. Then there is a mention that KLS is associated with autoimmune diseases. There is a possibility that cases of KLS are related to genetics.
For self-treatment, usually patients will be given drugs to help manage symptoms including reducing the duration of the episode (sleep time) and preventing the next episode. Medications include methylphenidate (Concerta) and modafinil (Provigil) to provide stimulation, increase awareness and reduce drowsiness.
This syndrome is generally episodic. This means that a person with KLS will experience certain episodes for some time and then return to normal. When symptoms appear, generally KLS episodes will last in a matter of days, weeks, to months.
The most common symptom of KLS is extreme drowsiness. A person with KLS will have a strong desire to sleep at any time or have difficulty waking up in the morning. They may even just wake up to go to the bathroom or eat and then go back to sleep.
During continuous sleepiness, the sleeping beauty syndrome, such as that experienced by sleeping beauty in South Kalimantan can also trigger other symptoms, including:
– childish behavior
– increased appetite
– excessive sex drive
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