A 3-year-old girl gets problem sleeping at night and her parents are seriously concerned. Just like any other three-year-old, Jessica is adorable. During the day, she laughs, plays and interacts with others like any three-year-old would.
But at night time, Jessica can't manage to do the thing most young children find to be the easiest task after a long day's worth of energy filled with activities. The three-year-old girl can't sleep.
What concerns her parents the most is that she exhibits bizarre and intense behavior as she refuses to sleep.
According to her mom, "In the daytime, she's aware that everyone else is there and if you spoke to her she would answer you. Whereas at night, it's like you don't exist."
Fearful for her child's safety, her mother allows Jessica to sleep in her bed with her, hoping she would finally sleep quietly.
For two and a half years, doctors were left completely clueless as to what was keeping Jessica up at night.
Doctors prescribed Jessica with a variety of medication and introduced exercises into her routine to help improve her sleep, but all attempts were unsuccessful.
After being sent to one of the UK's leading child sleep clinics at Evelina Children's Hospital, it was revealed Jessica suffers from what's known as "Eidetic Imagery".
In laymen's terms, Jessica essentially has a 3D memory and is capable of creating a virtual, 3D world in her mind.
Eidetic Imagery allows those who have it to replay the experiences and images they've seen throughout the day.
Jessica can be seen playing with he friends, resuming the day's fun far into the night. She is seen mimicking the actions of eating, playing and most preciously, generally having the time of her life.
Jessica is completely aware of what she's doing. But as revealed by doctors, what's most concerning is that Jessica's insomnia could have led to harmful brain development if left unchecked for much longer.