Purkharam is a 42-year-old man and his case is going around the world. And it is that due to a strange disease that he suffers, can’t lead a normal life. The man from Bhadwa, a village in India, suffers from “HPA axis hypersomnia,” a disorder that causes him to sleep up to 25 days a month. His story is viral on social media.
This strange medical condition makes him sleep for long periods of time, and when doctors in India diagnosed it 23 years ago, I got to sleep up to 15 hours straight. However, his symptoms have worsened over the years and in 2015, when his family began to count his dreams for days and not for hours, he got to sleep more than 7 and 8 days in a row.
His illness has worsened in recent years and, today, he can sleep up to 25 days a month, that is, 365 days a year, spend about 300 resting. But it is not only that, Purkharam’s dream is very deep that it becomes more and more difficult to wake him up, so his condition has made his life change and he has not let her do a routine like anyone else.
Purkharam owns a shop in his village, but due to his illness, can only work for 5 days a month. Sometimes he has fallen asleep during his working day and, when that happens, it is almost impossible to wake him up, so his relatives are aware of him and have to take him home asleep, take care of him, feed him and even clean them during these long periods of sleep .
According to the man’s family told Republic World, the treatments they have given him so far have caused side effects such as fatigue and severe headaches. Hypersomnia is a disorder that it has no cure for now.