Do You Talk When YOu Sleep?
September 23, 2008 9:11am CST
I just don't know if this condition has something to do with genetics because I really talk when I sleep..an uncle of mine sings, my father does the same thing and also talk on his sleep. My son has the same odd sleeping habit especially if he's exhausted during the day. What do you think is the reason for this condition to occur? I'm raising this concern here for the hope of finding the right scientific explanation for this sometimes embarrassing condition. Thanks All! Happy posting!
24 Sep 08
I don't talk while I sleep but my sister does when she is still young. But when she grow up, she won't do that anymore. I know how you feel about embarrassing, but don't worry, you just have to relax when you sleep and pray before you sleep that you won't say something bad.
23 Sep 08
Very good question. I also talk in my sleep and have been doing it for years. However I think we all do it at some point in our lives to be honest. I don't think it has anything to do with genetics at all. I was reading up on it and this might help you understand it a little more. Or if you like you can go further into it. "its called Somniloquy Somniloquy or sleep-talking is a parasomnia that refers to talking aloud in one's sleep. It can be quite loud, ranging from simple sounds to long speeches, and can occur many times during sleep. Listeners may or may not be able to understand what the person is saying. Sleep-talking usually occurs during transitory arousals from NREM sleep. It can also occur during REM sleep at which time it represents a motor breakthrough (see sleep paralysis) of dream speech, words spoken in a dream are spoken out loud. Sleep-talking can occur by itself or as a feature of another sleep disorder such as: * REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) - loud, emotional or profane sleep talking * Sleepwalking * Night terrors - intense fear, screaming, shouting * Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) Sleep-talking is very common and is reported in 50% of young children, with most of them outgrowing it by puberty, although it may persist into adulthood (about 5% of adults are reported to talk in their sleep). It appears to run in families. Sleep-talking by itself is harmless and the content should be taken lightly, however it can wake up others and cause them consternation—especially when misinterpreted as conscious speech by an observer. If the sleep-talking is dramatic, emotional, or profane it may be a sign of another sleep disorder (see above)." http://www.healthcare.com/questions/question.php?qid=20071213201814AAX4hsF&txtkeywordsearch=Talking%20in%20your%20sleep