A UK mum has spoken out about the rare medical condition that caused her to rack up a hefty online shopping bill — while fast asleep.Kelly Knipes, 37, from Essex in England, first noticed a problem seven years ago, shortly after her first child was born.She told UK tabloid The Mirror that around that time, she began waking up in the morning to find receipts for strange purchases she had no memory of making.Over the years, she believes she has spent around £3000 ($A5571), including hundreds of dollars’ worth of lollies, several cookie jars worth £58 ($A107) and even, on one occasion, a “full-size plastic basketball court” that arrived in a truck.“I bought a full-size basketball court from eBay, and when it turned up at my house the next day, I just refused delivery,” she told the publication.“I would never actually have to put any credit card details when I was buying things online because it was all saved on my phone.“It was all … [Read more...] about Woman’s rare sleep disorder behind night-time shopping sprees
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Election day will soon be upon Runnymede and in preparation we've asked every candidate to tell you which issues they are campaigning for ahead of polling day on Thursday, May 2. This is the first set of elections to be held using the new ward boundaries in Runnymede, as a result of which many ward names have changed. Every seat on Runnymede Borough Council will be up for election, which means three people elected in all wards, apart from Englefield Green East, where two will sit on the council. SurreyLive gave every candidate 100 words (they've been cut off if they've gone over) to pitch why you should vote for them. If any candidates would like to add their biography to this list, please email [email protected] Addlestone North Michael Brierley, Green Party Michael is new to the world of local government and will bring ideas and energy to the council. He lives with his young family in the heart of Addlestone . He believes that small … [Read more...] about Meet the Runnymede Local Election candidates ahead of polling day
SLEEP apnoea is a serious sleeping disorder and it can cause some serious health complications. Here's everything you need to know about it.. What exactly is sleep apnoea? Sleep apnoea causes breathing to repeatedly stop and re-start when you're asleep. There are multiple different kinds of sleep apnoea, but the most common one is called obstructive sleep apnoea. This is when throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airways when you're asleep. Depending on the severity of the case, sometimes sleep apnoea may need to be treated with surgery. On World Sleep Day 2019, the World Sleep Society explained sleep apnoea can lead to long-term health effects such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. What are the different symptoms? There are a load of different symptoms linked to sleep apnoea but some of the most obvious are loud snoring and abrupt awakenings followed by gasping and choking. Night time sweating, morning headaches, high blood pressure and a decreased … [Read more...] about What is sleep apnoea? What are the symptoms, how is tested and can you get a machine on the NHS?