By Adam S. Levy – Radar Staff Writer
There’s no doubt Paris Jackson is a smart, cultured and well-spoken young lady, but RadarOnline.com has detected a troublesome trend with the precocious 14-year-old in the wake of her family’s ongoing power struggle.
Simply put, the girl is staying up all hours of the night, as evidenced by a pattern in her tweeting habits in the 11-day period her grandmother wordlessly disappeared from their Southern California mansion for an Arizona resort July 15.
We took a look at Paris’s tweeting habits beginning July 1, and from the trail she left, it’s evident her family problems have caused her to lose plenty of shut-eye, as she’s worried about her grandmother and upset with certain relatives.
Paris hadn’t been tweeting late at night until July 14, just prior to Katherine leaving the homestead, when she sent a happy birthday at 12:31 am PT to a Twitter user with the handle @FreddyAmazin.
From there, the floodgates were opened, as she sent a tweet July 18 at 5:53 am PT writing, “running on 4 hours of sleep haha let do this ! ******imma crash before school ends /:”
The late nights really kicked in July 22, when she sent a series of tweets expressing her anguish over her missing grandmother:
1:33 am PT: “yes , my grandmother is missing . i haven’t spoken with her in a week i want her home now .”
1:40 am PT: “if anybody sees my grandmother , please call the authorities or this number— (818)-876-0186 it’s the security number .. thank you so much”
1:44 am PT: ” the same doctor that testified on behalf of dr murray saying my father was a drug addict (a lie) is caring for my grandmother… just saying”
On July 24, she made reference to her exhaustion in a tweet at 11:58 pm PT, writing, “school in the morning… 5 hours of sleep vs all nighter… what y’all say ?”
On July 26, she sent tweets at 12:17 am PT, 2:51 am PT and a 4:02 am PT tweet that alluded to the lack of slumber, as she wrote, “5 hours of sleep last night , been awake for 23 haha goodnight everybody<33.”
She later wrote at 2:17 pm PT: “such a long crazy week .. i needed that sleep haha.”
Even with grandma back at home, it seems Paris hasn’t shed her night owl ways, as on Friday, she sent tweets at 12:44 am PT, 3:41 am PT, 3:56 am PT and 4:06 am PT. (On the bright side, the tweets did not have the urgent, desperate tone as some of the others the past two weeks.)
According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need about 9.25 hours of sleep each night to function best. Without the rest, they’re prone to aggressive or inappropriate behavior; limited in their abilities to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems; and more susceptible to pimples and poor dieting habits, leading to increased chance to illness.