Kendall Jenner’s Sleep Paralysis: What Can Be Done?

Kendall Jenner recently revealed that she’s suffering from sleep paralysis during an episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” The Doctors break down what it is and how it can be dealt with.

The model’s busy travel schedule could be the source of her sleeping issues. Sleep and lung doctor Dr. Raj Dasgupta shares that sleep paralysis can be caused by three things: multiple arousals during the night, sleep deprivation, and circadian rhythm problems.

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Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious while also being unable to move. Dr. Dasgupta describes the condition as “a disconnect between the brain and the body.” He also notes that it can also manifest as sleep with limb movement, where some people will reenact their dreams physically while in bed. These usually occur when a person is passing between stages of wakefulness and sleep.

If it is reoccurring, he says to look for the underlying problem and in Kendall’s case, Dr. Dasgupta suggests that melatonin might help with the issue. In some cases, medications are prescribed for sleep paralysis.

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The Doctors stress the importance of getting enough sleep every night and suggest anyone who is experiencing sleeping issues to see a sleep doctor.

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