The 42-year-old Indian man sleeps about 300 days a year.
A 42-year-old man from Nagaur District, Rajasthan, India, was diagnosed with a disorder that it makes him sleep 300 days a year. Pukhramresident in the village of Bhadwa, he suffers from a rare disorder called Axis Hypersomnia, which causes him to sleep for up to 25 days after closing his eyes.
This made him a “Kumbhkarna” in real life, a mythical character in ancient Indian script known to sleep continuously for six months.
Pukhram has suffered from HPA axis hypersomnia for more than 23 years, according to Republic World. The publication states that a nap can make you sleep for up to 25 days due to the condition.named after the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in the brain, the part that controls the body’s reaction to stress.
Pukhram has suffered from HPA axis hypersomnia for more than 23 years, according to Republic World.
Pukhram’s condition reportedly causes fluctuations and changes in the brain protein known as TNF-Alpha, which is important for cell signaling, the basis for development, tissue repair, immunity, and more, but plays a role. crucial in how we sleep.
Speaking to a local agency, Pukhram said that when he opens his shop after 20-25 days, he finds parcels of newspapers outside. He finds out the number of days he slept after counting those journals.
He said that despite taking medications and excessive sleep, you feel fatigued most of the time and don’t experience productivity. Its other symptoms include severe headaches.
Although no cure has been found for Pukhram’s condition, his wife Lichmi Devi and mother Kanvari Devi are hoping he will recover soon and live a normal life as before.
The disorder means that Pukhram cannot perform almost any normal activity without falling asleep. His family says it’s a real struggle to take care of him.
His family says it’s a real struggle to take care of him.
“I initially slept for 5-7 days in a row,” a family member told Asian news agency ANI (via India Today). “Worried about this, we seek medical help, but her illness cannot be cured.”
“Gradually, his condition worsened and his sleep periods increased and he now sleeps 20-25 days a month.”
Treatments include antidepressants and staying away from alcohol and over-the-counter drugs, which Dr. Pradeep Mahajan, a regenerative medicine researcher in Mumbai, told The Indian Express “can interfere with sleep.”
Gradually his condition worsened and his sleep periods increased and he now sleeps 20-25 days a month.
Causes include other sleep disorders, head injuries, and drug and alcohol abuse. However, a prominent physician believes it has its roots in psychology. “If a person has suffered a head injury or chronic tumor in the past, then this condition can occur,” said Dr. Birma Ram Jangid, a doctor from Rajasthan.
“The condition has only been seen as a psychological disorder in books or in medical science. It is possible to treat this condition by diagnosing it as soon as possible.”
The drama of the Indian man who can’t stop sleeping.
With more research on this never-before-seen disease, Pukhram’s family hopes his living conditions will improve as soon as possible.