Billie Eilish has been detailing her struggles with sleep paralysis and night terrors in a new interview.
Eilish, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday, has seen her career enjoy a meteoric rise since writing her first song at just 15-years-old. Last year, which saw the release of her debut album, also included a record-breaking haul at the Grammy Awards as she scooped all four major accolades.
With a performance on the horizon at the 2020 Oscars ceremony, Eilish sat down with OK! Magazine who, considering the excitement around her music, asked Eilish if she was a good sleeper: “Not at all. I have these terrifying dreams,” she replied. “Sleep paralysis, night terrors. It’s like the whole night is terrifying and then I wake up.”
Eilish added: “They really mess me up so the whole day is off sometimes.”
The teenage singer, who has been discussing the importance of discussing mental health, did say that she has been able to turn her night terrors into a creative positive: “They’ve given me a couple of ideas for my songs,” she explained.
“I probably wouldn’t have made that song the way it is if I hadn’t had sleep paralysis and nightmares.”