London: A Chinese man has puzzled doctors with an incredible condition that sees him sleep for six months of the year and stay awake for the rest of it.
Li Zhiming``s family has to look after the 74-year-old throughout the entire time he``s asleep.
They said that they have to make him sit and feed him warm soup.
They also have to make him wear a NAPPY because he doesn``t even wake up to go to the bathroom.
"When he is sleeping it is like he is in a coma," the Sun quoted Fu Yip, his daughter-in-law, as saying.
"We can``t rouse him at all - if we put spoonfuls of soup in his mouth he swallows automatically but otherwise there``s no response.
"Then when he wakes up he doesn``t sleep for six months - wandering around the streets at night to amuse himself or watching television," she added.