One Day’s Ambika Mod reveals Creepy Sleeping Habit

On ‘The Graham Norton Show’, Ambika Mod, star of Netflix’s ‘One Day’, revealed her bizarre sleeping habit that freaked the guests out.

One Day's Ambika Mod reveals Creepy Sleeping Habit f

"I say that I was in bed and my eyes, like popped open"

Netflix’s One Day star Ambika Mod revealed her strange sleeping habit.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, Ambika initially tried to tell a story.

However, she ended up getting sidetracked as she revealed to Graham Norton and the other guests that when she goes to bed at night, she bizarrely sleeps with her eyes open.

Ambika explained that she never closes her eyes and actually struggles to shut her eyelids.

She began: “Whenever I tell this story, I say that I was in bed and my eyes, like popped open, but I sleep with my eyes open so they just sort of widened slightly.”

Comedian Josh Widdicombe was stunned and interrupted:

“Sorry, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!”

Graham shouted: “Stop the bus!”

Josh added: “Why have we done the rest of the show and not started with this bit?”

Seemingly believing her sleeping habit was not too unique, Ambika stated:

“I sleep with my eyes open”.

As she pointed at Sir Ian McKellen, who was also a guest, Ambika clarified:

“Not like Gandalf.”

Continuing to probe, the guests asked Ambika for more details.

“I don’t know what else there is to say! I sleep with my eyes open. It’s not fully, it’s more like…”

Ambika Mod then demonstrated what she looks like sleeping, rolling her eyes into the back of her head.

As the audience laughed, Josh joked:

“Oh, so it’s nothing weird then?”

One Day's Ambika Mod reveals Creepy Sleeping Habit

Ambika then confessed it has been a habit since she was a child.

“My mum says I used to do it as a baby and she was a bit freaked out by it, but she just, sort of, you know, she was like… it’s probably fine.

“I actually find it really hard to close my eyes fully. I feel like my eyelids aren’t big enough for my eyeballs.”

“If I do that [closes her eyes], I’m really actively thinking about it. Like, if I’m just relaxed, I’m sort of like [closes eyes halfway].”

Delving further into the sleeping habit, Ambika said she “has really dry eyes”.

At this point, Graham said: “What are we doing here? We should be making a Channel 5 documentary!”


Ambika Mod is coming off the success of One Day, which has received rave reviews and has shocked viewers with its sucker-punch ending.

But Ambika previously revealed that she initially turned down the lead role of Emma.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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