Do you know a sleep talker?

@paula27661 (15899)
Australia
February 24, 2009 10:37pm CST
A young man I am acquainted with has the habit of talking in his sleep and has a history of becoming quite abusive with who ever he is sleeping with, so as you can imagine his love life suffers somewhat. Has anyone ever told you that you have been talking in your sleep? Do you know a sleep talker? Do tell...
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@thungster (157)
• United States
25 Feb 09
That's too bad that he becomes abusive while he's asleep. One of my good friends is a sleep talker. We became friends in high school and were roommates in college. One night while I was up late studying, I heard her say something. I responded and had a short conversation with her. I wasn't facing her at the time since I was still studying. Eventually, I started wondering why she kept talking to me while I was trying to study so I turned around and realized she was asleep! I thought this was hilarious so I stopped studying and just continued my conversation with her! It was crazy! It wasn't that she was talking in her sleep; she actually understood everything I was saying and was even answering my random questions. This happened a few times throughout the year we lived together and it was a lot of fun!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Feb 09
That would be funny! I wonder if you could have gotten her to divulge all sorts of secrets! Thanks for the great response!
• United States
25 Feb 09
Actually, I did! Well, I didn't pry too, just a little! =)
@dodo19 (33037)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Feb 09
My fiance has told me, on at least one occasion, that I talk while I'm sleeping. Once I said a full sentence, and another time I simply said the name of his sister, which is quite funny to be honest, now that I think of it. Personally, I had no idea I spoke in my sleep, until he told me so. But I can live with it. There are certainly worse things that I could do in life.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Feb 09
There sure are and it's not like you have given deep dark secrets away! Thanks for responding!
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
27 Feb 09
No I do not know a sleep talker. My mother snores in her sleep but that is about it. I have even had to go in her room and tell her to be quiet because I can hear her all the way in my room. I know she can't really help it but when she goes on and on for a long time I cannot go to sleep. I don't say anything if she does it for a minute or two. Here lately she hasn't done it in a long time. Hopefully she doesn't start it again. A long time ago I was at my cousins house. My aunt told me that the night before I was laughing and smiling in my sleep. I have no idea about what or anything. She told me because when she was trying to wake me up I laughed. My mom tells me about crazy dreams that she has, and I hardly ever dream.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
27 Feb 09
Talk about snoring! My husband sounds like a freight train! All I can say is thank goodness for the guest bedroom! I often dream but what really annoys me is that I can't always remember what I dreamt about, it bugs me because I usually know it was a great dream. I appreciate the response!
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
27 Feb 09
No problem. I hardly ever dream but when I do I tend to forget what happens also. It's annoying because when I do dream I want to tell someone else about it. Or have you ever woke up from a dream and though "I have to tell so and so" and then when you wake up for the day forget all about the dream? I have.
• United States
25 Feb 09
My hubby says I am a sleep talker. He claims to of had some short conversations with me.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
I hope you didn't let him in to any secrets! Thanks for the response!
• United States
26 Feb 09
no idea. But I know he's said when I've had surgery and come out of anastsia (sp?) that I'm usually cuss'n at him bout something he did. So perhaps I complain to him bout things that I normally would avoid mentioning? Dunno...
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
25 Feb 09
This sound like a great topic, sorry I can't help you with this one.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Feb 09
Thanks for replying anyway!
• United States
25 Feb 09
You are welcome. It is a great topic, and you have many great responses.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Hi paula! I have been told I talk in my sleep sometimes. I didn't believe it at first. I work with alot of numbers at work and my b/f said that I was reciting them..lol..I did believe him then.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
I would imagine that just like dreams whatever is in your subconscious probably comes to the fore, it's funny for others to hear I guess, appreciate the reply!
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
My dad and my brother sleep talks. I sometimes wonder if I am, too but I'm guessing not. Anyway, my brother and I used to share the same room and I often hear him sleep talking, sometimes he would even kick his legs or I find it funny that sometimes he is calling me but yet he's asleep. I wonder what's the reason behind that, medically, some sort of stress or something. I hope it's not that serious.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
It is strange how some people habitually sleep talk. I read on one of the responses that it can run in families. I would imagine stress would probably make it worse, who knows? Thanks for responding!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I'm a sleep snorer! Lol! Nope, i'm not a sleep talker but my brother is. At first i thought he was talking to me. I talked back to him but he wasn't responding. So that's when i learned that he's sleep talking. He would mumble words that i couldn't comprehend. Sometimes he would talk like he is mad or something. Right now i'm used to it so i can sleep soundly.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Feb 09
It's all stuff that comes from the subconscious I guess, it can quite funny at times. Thanks for responding!
• United States
25 Feb 09
My Dad talked in his sleep, I talk in my sleep and both of my boys talk in their sleep. One of the boys has a daughter that talks in her sleep, the other boys daughter is only 4 months old so it's too early to tell about her yet, but it seems to run in our family....no secrets here
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Feb 09
How interesting that it is genetic, I never thought of that. Thanks for the response!
@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I talk in my sleep almost on a nightly basis. I dream most nights, and obviously talk out loud while I'm having them. When I was about twelve, my mom asked me one morning what I was dreaming about. I didn't remember the dream, but she told me that she heard singing coming from my room. We already knew that I talked in my sleep, and occasionally walked, but I had never sang before. The sleep walking scares me more though. When I would go visit my aunt, she would set up baby gates in front of my door, so I wouldn't fall down the stairs. As far as I know, I haven't walked in my sleep for over a year now.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Feb 09
Sleep singing! That's different! I would imagine sleep walking would be a bit of a worry. You say you haven't done it for a while, I wonder what could cause it to happen, stress perhaps, it's interesting how some do it and other's don't. Thanks for the response!
@tudors (1556)
• China
27 Feb 09
Maybe i'm not though i yell in my dreams and run wildly.