Real-life sleeping beauty: Nightmare condition causes youngsters to sleep for MONTHS

That was until one doctor remembered a similar case that they had once dealt with.

Eventually, Ms Goodier, who is now 22, was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) – a rare sleep disorder that can cause hypersomnia.

The condition, also known as ‘Sleeping Beauty syndrome’ and occurs at a rate of one in a million, was believed to have been triggered in the youngster by tonsillitis.

Ms Goodier’s mother, Janine, who gave up her job to care for Beth full-time, said that it “breaks her heart”.