I got interested in this case is because I had a similar problem with one of our freshmen when I was still the Dean of the college in a university.
The girl would be absent for days and the faculty had to remind the parents that every student in that school is required ro maintain a certain average to enjoy the scholarship. Absences made her missed several quizzes.
The faculty referred the case to me. The mother saw me together with the teener when I summoned them to come. The young girl was beautiful with unusually long hair. (literally speaking). Most of our students do not wear make up so that with their uniforms, they are mistaken as high school students only.
The girl said that every time she slept, a man appeared in her dream state. The spirit claimed that they were supposed to be together but he died. I did not believe the story. I told the mother that the student would be given another chance provided she saw a doctor. It could be a sickness. I was not even aware of the sleeping beauty sickness then.
The parents complied.Nothing. She was normal. Ako pa nga ang hindi normal eh. :) After several weeks of attending religiously to her classes, the girl was gone missing again. The mother said that she won't wake up. She was not in a coma. She was just sleeping for days.
When she awoke, she said that she was toured by the spirit in Manila during the Spanish era. (Nakita niya kaya si Rizal?) They brought her to a faith healer who exorcized her. She said that the spirit was not afraid of crucifix since he was not evil. He was a spirit waiting for his bride more than century ago. He just wanted to marry her. When it did not work, they brought her to another faith healer who suggested another kind of treatment whereby a doll dressed in wedding gown was buried in their yard. I did not know if it was effective but the sleeping beauty sickness was gone or she must have outgrown it.
Believe it or not? I do not care. Even the doctors could not explain the cause of the disease.