Mum’s rare disorder made her buy basketball court in shopping spree in her sleep

A mum with a rare disorder bought a basketball court on a shopping spree in her sleep.

Kelly Snipes, 38, would wake to find email receipts for items she unconsciously bought online during the night.

One day a delivery lorry turned up with the full-sized plastic sports court – and she’s spent hundreds on sweets.

The mum, who is married to Jamie, 40, said:“I bought a full size basketball court from eBay, and when it turned up at my house the next day, I just refused delivery.

“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 on my phone and everything that is on my phone is accessible by touch.

“We tried to put safety measures in place to keep me safe.

“I even asked my husband to stay awake to watch me sleep but he kept falling asleep himself so in the end I slept on the sofa most of the time.

“Thankfully he was very understanding and he’s very logical and supportive.

“After ages of not getting help and not getting diagnosed I was desperate.

“I wrote loads of letters to all the consultants I’d seen before asking for help.

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“Only one replied, he invited me back and tried new tests and tried to work out what was going on with me.

“I’m so thankful I don’t have to worry about random packages turning up to the door anymore!”

Kelly, of Basildon, Essex, wrote to consultants begging for help and one offered tests for sleep apnea – breathing problems.

She has finally found a cure in a CPAP machine that increases oxygen levels.

She told Real Fix podcast: “I owe him my life. I don’t know where I’d be without him.”

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