Most published articles on KLS in the medical and scientific literature are reports of one or two KLS cases by an attending physician. While helpful in confirming and sometimes reporting new observations, these ‘case reports’ usually do not significantly contribute to a better understanding of KLS.
In the last few years, there have been a few more informative studies and review articles based on observations and conclusions from a larger cohort of KLS cases.read more
As a result there is very little incentive for researchers and pharmaceutical companies to invest in KLS research.
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You may want to use this list as a starting point for your search for a doctor. Finding a doctor or other health professional that is right for you is a personal process that can take time.
It is important to find someone you feel you can speak with openly and honestly. Even if your doctor does not know much about Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS), he or she should take the time to learn about it. As you search for a health care professional, keep in mind that you have certain rights no matter who you are, what challenges you are facing, or how much money you have. You have a right to:read more
“Touched by 2015 Run for Ryan” by Gaylene Grossman I feel very fortunate to have attended the 2015 Run for Ryan in Lancaster, South Carolina along with my son Brian, who is a person with KLS. It was an experience I will never forget and one that touched me deeply. Like many of you, my son and I followed the annual event on Facebook and the KLS Foundation website; appreciating from afar the efforts to raise awareness and funds each year to honor the memory of Ryan McKinney who tragically passed away in 2006. His mother Donna...read more
Great video from our friend Mat Sherman, what a great attitude and a powerful reminder for all of us! For more videos from Mat and his experiences with KLS, check out his YouTube page, and don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks for letting us share the video Mat!read more
Beth Goodier on BBC Beth Goodier was recently featured on BBC Inside Out. See the informative video below. You can read the BBC article...read more
Alanna Wong wrote an article about tips for Living With Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS). You can read the 12 Tips she writes about here: 12 KLS Tips by...read more
“Sleeping Away Their Youth” Cleveland Jewish News featuring Arielle & Dani Farber – October 13, 2006 Arielle and Dani Farber both suffer with KLS. There is currently no treatment or cure. Jews may have proclivity for Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. See article here. Life and Strength Following KLS featuring Arielle & Dani Farber – October 2010 “More than 4 years after their last episodes of KLS, the Farber siblings tackle the last of the physical and emotional hurdles in their...read more
Irish Examiner featuring Claire O’Neill “This is the story of Claire O’Neill 17, who has pretty typical KLS episodes. Like may KLS sufferers the road to diagnosis was a difficult one. It describes the trails and tribulations of living with KLS very well. However, the reporter did get a few facts incorrectly. KLS does not affect mostly males. That was thought to be the case a while back but it is no longer the case.” See...read more
Weekly Reader/Altered State featuring Eric Haller – October 20, 2006, Current Science “The abnormal hunger and sleep patterns of people with KLS suggest to Mignot that two areas of the brain–the thalamus and hypothalamus—are affected by the disorder.” See article here.read more
“Rip Van Winkle Disease” August 15, 2007, DISCOVER MAGAZINE Science, Technology and the Future featuring Steve Maier “The disease sounds as if it came straight out of Grimms’ fairy tales. Teens fall into a slumber, dozing weeks or even months at a stretch. Marathon sleeping spells come and go, cropping up intermittently for roughly a decade. Then, symptoms vanish as mysteriously as they first appeared.” See...read more
Deborah Duncan Show Live featuring Kristie Brown & Steve Maier; September 6, 2000 “When Kristie is asleep for weeks or months at a time, her mother essentially assumes her life.” See video below featuring Kristie Brown & Steve...read more
CNN Mysteries of the Mind featuring Eric Haller “Tonight after a long day of running around and getting things done, we are all looking forward to a good night’s sleep. In fact, most of us just can’t get enough of it…” See video below featuring Eric Haller and Dr. Palton See video transcript on Eric Haller; December 29, 2005, CNN-See below: Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS) was featured on the nationally televised CNN show “Paula Zahn Now” and on CNN Headline News on December 29, 2005. The segment featured Eric, a very...read more