Girl Falls Over Laughing
When Claire Scott hears something funny she falls over laughing – literally. The mother-of-two suffers from a rare sleep disorder, which causes her to collapse when she gets the giggles. Claire, 24, was diagnosed with cataplexy – a sudden weakening of the muscles triggered by strong emotions like excitement, fear, surprise or anger last year. But she has struggled with attacks since she was a small child. Attacks can last seconds or even several minutes.