‘Laughing sends me to sleep'
Daily Star Sunday|April 25, 2021
DISORDER’S NO JOKE
CHARLOTTE PENKETH-KING

BELLA Kilmartin’s rare medical condition sends her to sleep when she laughs.

She has nodded off in nightclubs and almost drowned in a swimming pool.

Bella said: “I lose control of all of my muscles, but only when I laugh.

“My knees go weak, my head droops. I’m conscious and aware and able to hear everything that is going on, but I just can’t move my body at all.”

The 24-year-old was diagnosed with narcolepsy when she was a teenager after falling asleep in exams.

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