Tom Holland Has Sleep Paralysis Because He’s Famous

Tom Holland Has Sleep Paralysis Because He’s Famous

“Four out of ten sleeps I wake up completely naked.”

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But being famous has its drawbacks. In an interview with GQ, the Spider-Man star revealed that, as his fame has grown, he’s experienced disordered sleep patterns and developed sleep paralysis.

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Holland describes the experience as “You’re awake, but you can’t move,” and says that it often dovetails with a recurring nightmare he has about paparazzi.

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“They’re all there, and I’m looking for my publicist, like, ‘Where is the person who’s supposed to be protecting me? What’s going on?'” he said. “And then when I am able to move again, I turn the lights on, and it’s over.”

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“And I think, Oh, my God, I’m in my room, I’m fine. There’s no one here. But then I will get up and look for a recording device or something that someone has put in my room.”

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Holland also shared that he sometimes undresses completely in his sleep: “Four out of 10 sleeps I wake up completely naked.”

Holland says that he tried the practice of lucid dreaming to help combat his sleep issues, and that he’s made some progress with it too.

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“What happens is when you do it for a long time, you start to do that in your sleep,” he said. “Sometimes, if I’m having a really bad dream, I’ll look at a sign and go, ‘Oh, I’m dreaming.’ And then you have free rein to do whatever you want.”

Read the entire interview here.


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