On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kendall Jenner reveals that she suffers from a couple illnesses that give her a hard time. Jenner deals with sleep paralysis, trypophobia and anxiety, revealing that, “I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t move.” During an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Jenner’s mother Kris comes to her daughter’s aid and tries to figure out what’s wrong. Kris Jenner explained at the time:
[I’m going to London] for the day because Kendall had a really awful night last night flying to Paris because she gets really bad panic attacks and anxiety. I don’t know what to do.
So, what is sleep paralysis? Basically, it’s a transitional state of sleeping where she are in between being awake and asleep, which results in an inability to move your muscles. You are unable to move, speak or react to things around you. According to Live Science, sleep paralysis occurs when a person wakes up before REM sleep has finished. Dreams and rapid eye movement often occur during REM sleep.
In addition to anxiety and sleep paralysis, Jenner has revealed over the summer that she is trypophobic. On her personal website she revealed:
Anyone who knows me knows that I have really bad trypophobia. Trypophobics are afraid of tiny little holes that are in weird patterns. Things that could set me off are pancakes, honeycomb or lotus heads (the worst!). It sounds ridiculous but so many people actually have it! I can’t even look at little holes — it gives me the worst anxiety. Who knows what’s in there???
Kendall Jenner has also revealed, in an interview with Us Weekly, that she was actually hospitalized in late 2015, explaining:
I just got so tired from work and life and everything that it freaked me out at the end of this year. “I actually had to go to the hospital because I was so exhausted — it was definitely a wake up call that I need to take better care of myself.