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Billie Eilish speaks out about her sleep paralysis and night terrors

‘They really mess me up,’ the singer says, though they also inspired parts of her album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Billie Eilish has previously spoken out about how her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was influenced by her night terrors, alongside other aspects of her mental health. Now, the singer has described the night terrors and sleep paralysis, and their effects, in more detail.

“I have these terrifying dreams,” she recently told Ok! Magazine, when asked about her sleep. “Sleep paralysis, night terrors. It’s like the whole night is terrifying and then I wake up.”

“They really mess me up so the whole day is off sometimes.”

However, as she points out, her struggles have become inextricable from her music in some ways. 

Pointing to the song “bury a friend” (released January 2019) she adds: “I probably wouldn’t have made that song the way it is if I hadn’t had sleep paralysis and nightmares.”

She also warns fans about reading too much about her mental health into all of her lyrics, though. Alhough she recently revealed that she considered taking her life last year, she says: “I don't write from my perspective a lot, so you never know what you're getting, if it's from me or if it's from my creative side.”

The singer will apparently be recording a new album this year (though doesn’t mean it will necessarily have a 2020 release), and has also been confirmed as the singer of the new James Bond theme.