UK man with sleeping disorder paints and cooks in his sleep

Published: Dec 01, 2013, 07:01 IST | Agencies

Steve Chapman from Overton, Hants said that once his wife came home to find a stepladder in the lounge after he had painted the ceiling but couldn't remember it

A UK man cooks and paints the ceiling in his sleep due to a rare sleeping disorder. 

The 57-year-old has also cooked meals for himself while he was asleep and has no recollection of the episodes. He has beendiagnosed with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, which affects around one in a million people and some sufferers do not even wake up for months.

Chapman, who works as a machine assistant for a banknote printer De La Rue, manages to keep his condition under control with medication.

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