So scary! Kendall Jenner revealed a disturbing medical condition in a new promo for ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians,’ where she appears to be suffering from sleep paralysis. HollywoodLife.com has talked EXCLUSIVELY to a top doctor to see if her health is in any danger.
“Sleep paralysis does not cause physical harm to the body, but emotionally it can be quite traumatic,” Dr. Bruce Lee M.D. tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Kendall Jenner, 20, revealed in a KUWTK teaser that, “I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t move.” While mom Kris, 60, tried to tell her it’s probably just anxiety, the supermodel knows it’s more. “Everyone says I’m fine, but I don’t feel fine,” she replied.
Dr. Lee agrees that she has every reason to be worried because the condition can be really scary. “Being awake and being unable to move can be very frightening and traumatic. Also, hallucinations may occur at this time, possibly related to the anxiety and fear of being paralyzed,” he says, adding that, “Sleep paralysis may last between 20 seconds to a few minutes.” Can you imagine laying in bed for several minutes completely unable to move? That would be SO harrowing!
Kendall’s super hectic modeling schedule could be behind the condition, which affects up to eight percent of people. Dr. Lee says that, “It seems to be more frequent in people who do not get enough sleep. Folks who are sleep deprived like students and people with sleep disorders. It can also be brought on by stress.” With all the world travel that Kendall does for work, it’s easy to see how her sleep schedule could be so messed up.
The good news is there is a remedy for it. Dr. Lee says to “Get more rest and sleep,” and that should be able to help her overcome the condition. This might explain why Kendall was absent from many of the European shows during fall’s fashion week. Her globe-trotting ways appear to have taken a real toll on her health. We’ll find out more about how her condition is coming along when KUWTK airs Nov. 6 at 9pm EST on E!.
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