Man`s condition keeps him 6 mnths asleep, 6 mnths awake
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.
First Published: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 00:00
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