Jake Quickenden has sleep paralysis
7 March 2018 - 10:00 AM

Jake Quickenden has sleep paralysis

Share article:

Jake Quickenden suffers with sleep paralysis.

The "Dancing on Ice" star has admitted he sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night and can't move his body or speak for a few minutes, which he finds really scary.

Speaking on "Lorraine" on Wednesday (07.03.18), he said: "I always struggle sleeping. Sometimes, when I'm over tired, or I've been on my mobile phone all night and I'm looking at that, I kind of wake up but I can't move...I'm basically paralysed. My eyes are open but I can't speak, and you're still in a dream. Its weird, it's quite scary."

And the 29-year-old singer thinks his sleep paralysis is worse when he's over tired but it's like a vicious circle because he's a "night owl" and only sleeps four hours.

He explained: "I'm a night owl, definitely. I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night and go down and make myself a cup of tea, which is the worst thing, and eat a full pack of biscuits, and then go back to bed at like three."

Jake Quickenden's secret I'm A Celebrity pub trips

Jake Quickenden's secret I'm A Celebrity pub trips

16 November 2018 - 10:00 AM

Jake Quickenden's secret I'm A Celebrity pub trips

Despite the scary experience, the show's Dr Hilary has explained that sleep paralysis is quite common and happens when a person is in between wakefulness and sleep.

She said: "What happens is, you're aware, you're awake, but you're still in a bit of REM sleep - dreaming sleep. So literally you cannot move, your body is paralysed, but you're aware, and sometimes you can't breathe.

Jake Quickenden 'tempted' to go on Love Island

Jake Quickenden 'tempted' to go on Love Island

12 June 2018 - 1:00 PM

Jake Quickenden 'tempted' to go on Love Island

"Hallucinations, you can hear things, see things that aren't really there. And it's when you're coming out of sleep or going into sleep."

But Jake is going to need all the sleep he can get this week as he's set to perform in the "Dancing on Ice" live final this weekend - and he's already suffered a setback.

He explained: "I dislocated my thumb yesterday...It's a lot of fuss over nothing...It's all precautionary, I'll be fine, even if they had to put a pot on it, I'd still be dancing in the final...I've come this far, I don't want to not dance in the final."

Torvill and Dean actors banned from doing Olympic dance
12 December 2018

Torvill and Dean actors banned from doing Olympic dance

Torvill and Dean actors banned from doing Olympic dance
Julian Fellowes received Downton hate mail
12 December 2018

Julian Fellowes received Downton hate mail

Julian Fellowes received Downton hate mail
Harry Redknapp's wife hates spotlight
12 December 2018

Harry Redknapp's wife hates spotlight

Harry Redknapp's wife hates spotlight
Tom Watt 'returning to EastEnders'
12 December 2018

Tom Watt 'returning to EastEnders'

Tom Watt 'returning to EastEnders'
Beverley Callard hints at Liz and Jim conciliation
12 December 2018

Beverley Callard hints at Liz and Jim conciliation

Beverley Callard hints at Liz and Jim conciliation
Dec Donnelly: BGT will be back to normal
12 December 2018

Dec Donnelly: BGT will be back to normal

Dec Donnelly: BGT will be back to normal
Rita Simons made up for losing a stone in I'm A Celeb jungle
12 December 2018

Rita Simons made up for losing a stone in I'm A Celeb jungle

Rita Simons made up for losing a stone in I'm A Celeb jungle
Louis Emerick's Coronation Street comeback has been confirmed
29 November 2018

Louis Emerick's Coronation Street comeback has been confirmed

Louis Emerick's Coronation Street comeback has been confirmed
Stephanie Waring is missing her 'best friends' on Hollyoaks
29 November 2018

Stephanie Waring is missing her 'best friends' on Hollyoaks

Stephanie Waring is missing her 'best friends' on Hollyoaks
Bob Mortimer is following a strict fish and soup diet following heart surgery
29 November 2018

Bob Mortimer is following a strict fish and soup diet following heart surgery

Bob Mortimer is following a strict fish and soup diet following heart surgery
Roman Kemp's memorable journeys
29 November 2018

Roman Kemp's memorable journeys

Roman Kemp's memorable journeys
Kara Tointon couldn't be happier
29 November 2018

Kara Tointon couldn't be happier

Kara Tointon couldn't be happier