19 Jun '15, 3pm
Swine flu vaccine makes a girl fall asleep 40 times a day
Tonge falls asleep sometimes as many 40 times per day. Often, it’s just for a few seconds, other times, it’s for a long nap. Tonge also suffers from cataplexy , a sudden loss of muscle control after a burst of emotion. She describes painful experiences, like falling off a chair onto tiles, or having her neck fall too far forward or back, restricting her breathing. She has to take public transportation, but that comes with a risk–but not as great a risk as driving herself, which she cannot do.