Kendall Jenner known for Keeping Up With The Kardashian's, walking the Victoria Secret shows and being one of the most well-known super models in the world is struggling with sleeping problems. In a preview for next weeks episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashian's, we see a worried Kendall on the phone with her mom walking about not being able to move in her sleep. To which Kris responds with "it's just anxiety". Sorry to break it to you Kris but that is not a symptom of anxiety, what Kendall is describing is sleep paralysis.
This condition is caused from the body not properly moving through the stages of sleep. This can be from bad sleeping habits which completes makes sense for Kendall since she is always on the move. Last December, she was hospitalized due to exhaustion so clearly she isn't getting anywhere near enough sleep. Anytime you check her social media or read a magazine she's somewhere new, so most likely her body never adjusts from the time changes when she goes country to country.
Sleep paralysis can be extremely scary, when falling asleep or waking up you can’t move for several minutes. No talking, not movement, just lying there freaked out. Many people describe it as waking up dead. It occurs when one wakes during the REM cycle this can happen. If you research sleep paralysis it talks about demons taking over the body or aliens trying to abduct them, which is not true. Sleep paralysis is a very serious condition.
Kris and the rest of her family need to be taking Kendall's condition much more seriously. We know she has told others because in the preview she also says "Everyone says I'm fine, but I don't feel fine!" Sleep paralysis can lead to other problems such as narcolepsy or lead to exhaustion from free of falling asleep and it happening again. Sleep paralysis is not a dangerous condition but it is just flat out scary. Some people live with it every night, while others get treatment. There are many different kinds of treatment but the main one for Kendall could be just getting a better sleep schedule, such as going to bed and waking up at the same time each night. Other treatments can be anti-depressant medications to help regulate sleep or relieving stress in life. People who sleep on their backs are much more susceptible to getting sleep paralysis so switching positions could be a huge help.
We hope Kendall starts feeling better and starts getting her sleep schedule back to where it needs to be!