KLS Support UK - Helping families affected by Kleine-Levin Syndrome

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Welcome to KLS Support UK

We are a small charity offering help and support to those affected by Kleine-Levin Syndrome (also known as Kleine Levin Syndrome or KLS).

KLS is a rare disorder characterised by recurrent bouts of excessive sleep associated with reduced understanding of the world and altered behaviour. KLS usually starts in the teenage years but can occur in younger children and adults. Each episode lasts days, weeks or months during which time all normal daily activities stop. Individuals are not able to care for themselves or attend school and work. People with KLS coming out of episodes will have little or no memory of what happened during an episode. Between episodes they have normal sleep, understanding and behaviour. KLS episodes may continue for 10 years or more. KLS is sometimes referred to in the media as “Sleeping Beauty” syndrome.

There is more about us and our aims here

Since we are a UK small charity (and concentrate on UK information) we ask that those in other countries please contact the KLS Foundation.

Contacting KLS Support UK

It is easy to contact us by filling in the Contact Us form. One of us will reply as soon as possible. We are happy to speak over the phone (after email contact). We appreciate that you have been through a traumatic time and may find it therapeutic speaking to someone who has experience of KLS. We are happy to put people in touch with each other if/when they are ready (by mutual consent). We try to pair those who have similar KLS experiences. We help with those seeking diagnosis and those diagnosed.

If you would like to receive email updates about events and to receive our newsletters please make sure your details are kept up to date, thank you.

For KLS Support UK news and updates please click here

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KLS Leaflet

The KLS Support UK Information leaflet can be downloaded and printed to give to GP's, family and friends, the text etc. has been approved for NHS use. We are delighted to be listed in the Patient.co.uk directory - where our leaflet is mentioned. This will make it more readily available to doctors and patients alike. If you would like to just view the leaflet please right click here and open in a new window or tab. If you would like a printed copy/copies please contact us and we will post some to you.

Please help our small charity with funds

KLS Support UK is the only UK small charity representing families affected by Kleine-Levin Syndrome.
Trustees:- Adele Clarke, Professor Beverley Hunt, Caron Krieger.