Do you shout out in your sleep when you are having a dream?

@jugsjugs (13038)
November 25, 2009 2:54pm CST
My sons when they are asleep they tend to shout out when they are dreaming,my husband is the same.I have only ever shouted out once in my sleep which did wake me up.Have you ever done this or anyone else you know done this.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
25 Nov 09
One of my sons laughed out loud in his sleep once adn hubby would mumble other than that I dont know!
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@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Sep 11
My husband always mumbles in his sleep, i like it when he has had a few drinks before he go to bed, as you can even have a conversation with him, its great.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
26 Sep 11
wow this wA 2 YEARS AGO LOL FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT. BUT i NEVER COULD GET HUBBY TO TALK TO ME BET YOU HAVE FUN
@drannhh (14662)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Yes, hubby has done it a few times. Scared the daylights out of me. For myself, I get up and walk around. Heh, heh, that scared the daylights out of him, and one time out of a would-be burglar! Yep, I got up in my sleep and went over to the window and pulled the shade back just as some guy was trying to take the glass out. His face was right up against the glass and you should have seen the look I saw in his eyes when I woke up standing there looking him straight in the face. I was still too drowsy to be afraid but he was taken quite by surprise and I never saw anybody run away so fast.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Sep 11
I hate it when the children talk loud in their sleep, as some times i can not work out if they are shouting us, or if they are asleep.I know that in the past they have all woken me up and i find no sooner have i got back off to sleep that it is time to get up.I hate it when we have nasty dreams, as i can not get to sleep for ages.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Well I have been told that I would laugh and talk in my sleep. But, I may shout and not know it. I have known my husband to talk in his sleep from time to time. But he never shouted... My grandma moans in her sleep.. But I have never seen anyone shout. I know that my daughter used to cry in her sleep.. I would get afraid when I would hear her do this.
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• United States
25 Nov 09
I tend to shout when I have nightmares. I know my husband does also. It wakes me up when he shouts. He also sleep walks whenever he has a nightmare which scares me because I am always afraid that he is going find the car keys and start driving. Thank goodness he has never done this before. Believe me the first time he woke up screaming it scared me because he had been dreaming that someone who was jea;ous of me was trying to run me over with her car in the Wal-mart parking lot.
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@jugsjugs (13038)
26 Sep 11
My son has this thing where as he usually is having half a conversation, where as you get to hear what he is saying and try to work out who he is trying to talk to.Night frights are really upsetting to children and even if we have a bad dream we also think it can seem so real.
@bounce58 (17547)
• Canada
25 Nov 09
No, I don't shout out. My kids don't too. But, they do grind their teeth. Both of them. I don't know if they are dreaming or not, but in the middle of the night I could hear them from accross the hall. So I end up telling them not to do that. I guess you could say, telling them not to grind their teeth from accross the hall constitute shouting in the middle of the night.
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@bounce58 (17547)
• Canada
25 Nov 09
Sorry, I kinda veered off from your discussion.
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@riyasam (16583)
• India
26 Nov 09
my kids also aged 7 and 4 respectively tend to shout out loud in their dream but i do not think i ever shout out loud,sometimes if it is a scary dream ,i tend to sweat but it is not manifested in the form of screaming or shouting.
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• Indonesia
26 Nov 09
I never shout out when asleep, but my daughter did it when she had a bad dream. Sometimes she crying while asleep. I dont know why?
• United States
26 Nov 09
Haha, yes I yell in my sleep all the time. I always wake everyone in the house up and sometimes even myself when i'm screaming. My roommate in college moved out because she could never sleep. Luckily it doesn't bother me too much I guess :]
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
I think people who had experience shouting during a dream have some kind of traumatic experience in the past. Dream often time manifest the deepest and innermost feeling we have. When a person had a traumatic experience, oftentimes it shows in her/his dreams. I do have that experience when I have witness a horrifying road accident years ago. I have nightmares about is and my parents complains that I have shouted in my sleep without even knowing it. But with a good parents advice and simple love and caring, I get rid of it.
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@BarBaraPrz (14231)
• Hamilton, Ontario
25 Nov 09
I've experienced closed-mouth screams in order to wake myself from a dream I wasn't happy with.
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@thuynhu (664)
• United States
25 Nov 09
i think i have but only once. it woke my husband and me up because i was actually having a bad dream. i don't recall the dream right now but i know it was a bad one. my husband doesn't shout but he has woken up from a bad dream. and even last night i woke him up from a bad dream he was having cause i knew something was wrong. i could tell by the change in his breathing. and i was right cause he had a dream that he was shot. but thank God he wasn't and he's okay.
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• United States
5 Jan 10
I don't know what I do in my sleep.
@jugsjugs (13038)
5 Jan 10
I always get told if i snore as well as grind my teeth and anything else.
• Indonesia
30 Nov 09
Hi jugsjugs Waw, unique username! No, so far I never shout in my dream, no matter how bad it is. Instead of shout, I will wake up like something electrocute me and find my eyes wet of tears. That's it, no shouting..then my heartbeat and breath become faster than usual. I often see in the movie that someone who have bad dream usually wake up while shouting, and I tink that's dramatic. I wanna to feel that too, shouting, and be dramatic,,ha3x,, but I can't! (well, but I don't wanna have bad dream! I prefer not to dream). I don't know anyone that shout out in their sleep when having bad dream..
@matrive (22)
• China
29 Nov 09
Several years age I do.I have shouted out in the dream,but that will never happen now.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 09
[b]Oh. I forgot. I also carry on detailed conversations sometimes, of which I later remember absolutely nothing, according to friends. Surely does make life interesting! Maggiepie "GLOBALLY ACCEPTABLE 'TRUTH'" IS UNAMERICAN![/b]
@bjcyrix (6854)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
My Dad does, my Mom rarely does it but I have heard her do that. As for me, I dont really know cause its been a while since Ive been sleeping beside someone. I have had sleepovers a few times but they didnt comment that I do that. Then again, I dont think that I have dreamt while on a sleepover. Im usually really just asleep, so I dont really know. But if I have to speculate, I gotta say that I might do that. I think all people do that. It just a matter of frequency. I mean it depends on the individual person if he/she does that regularly, or very rarely. But I think we all do that at least once in our lives.
@SomeCowgirl (32277)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I have shouted out or at the very least spoke out in my sleep. It has woken me up. My husband has done the same and I think it's woken me up too. Now there are times that he'll be asleep and I awake and he say something. Sometimes we'll have bad dreams and wake up and look around, a bit scared. I think once or twice we've both had a bad dream the same night.
@dorannmwin (36611)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Well, I've heard that I do but I honestly don't remember ever having done it. My husband will tell me from time to time that I talk in my sleep and my brother and sister used to rib me that they heard me say "Donnie, get out of my ear" one time when I was sleeping about eight years ago. So, I suppose I do talk or shout out in my sleep although it is something that I would never know about if no one ever told me about it. As far as my children go, I've never heard them say anything in their sleep and up until about eight months ago they slept in the same bedroom as I did.
@celticeagle (66444)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Nov 09
All of the kids have strange dreams including myself-when I remember them that is. But my grandson seems to be the most pronounced in this. He wakes from his sleep sometimes so upset there is no consoling him. It is scarey sometimes because we don't know what he is upset about, he is incommunicative and so it is hard to talk him out of his tantrum.
• Canada
27 Nov 09
i don't shout but i do sleep walk, for example the day after trick or treating i was exhausted from my friend's sleep over party because I could not sleep at all so when I got home I fell asleep in my mom's room with my bag of candy beside me and when I woke up I found myself in my room. I thought I had actually fallen asleep there but I could not find my candy bag and I had left it in my mom's room and my mom even confirmed me sleep walking, sorry for getting of the topic.....