I like sleeping in but not to the point where someone has to wake me up. Well, imagine an entire village asleep for days waiting for someone to wake them up! This is scary..
Local GPs reported that residents in the remote village of Kalachi, in northern Kazakhstan, suffered from a condition that caused them to sleep for days at a time.
Indeed, citizens had excessive fluid in the brain (encephalopathy), but were baffled as to what was causing it, Dr Egor Korovin said that Scans have shown that many of the sufferers have excessive accumulation in their brains.
Now, and after four years from discovering this condition, we knew the reason, which is radon gas from mines.
Professor Leonid Rikhvanov said that they eliminated viral and bacterial infections .
Igor Samusenko, 43, another local resident whose son suffers from the condition, said that he runs and then he gets inert, starts staggering with no previous notice.
People keep falling asleep for no apparent reason. The indiscriminate illness has no cure. Episodes begin without warning, and those affected never know if they will wake up again. Some blame ghosts, others – closed uranium mines located nearby. But despite multiple attempts by medics and scientists to solve the riddle, the causes and consequences of the disease remain unknown.