Quote:Imagine going to sleep and waking up sounding British.
It's a real thing, and it happened to a Valley woman who has never even left the country.
Three times in the past seven years, Myers has gone to sleep with blinding headaches only to wake up with a different accent.
The first time it was Irish. The second time was Australian. Both incidents lasted about a week. But two years ago she went down with a crippling headache and woke up with the British accent she's had ever since.
"They send in the psychiatrist at the hospital and make sure you're not a loon," said Myers.
According to experts, she's not crazy and not faking it. She's been diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome.
It's an extremely rare condition that usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage or other underlying medical issues.
They never wake up with a Massachusetts accent.