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Advice: Sickie of the week.

Byline: Text by Michele Kirsch.

`Sorry boss, I can't come to work today, I've got sleep sex disorder'

Sufferers of this rather unlikely sounding condition have sex or masturbate in their sleep. Brings a whole new meaning to having 40 winks... It is thought to be caused by epileptic-like seizures in some cases, and related to sleepwalking in others. Researchers at Stanford University in the US - where else - found some people suffer from this so badly that they damage themselves or assault their partners... only they can never remember a thing in the morning. Well, you'd hardly admit it if you could, would you?
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 4, 2002
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