Do you talk in your sleep or sleepwalk?

@LeighB (700)
Thailand
June 10, 2010 6:03am CST
Hi there, How many of us talkmin our sleep or sleepwalk? I have been video'd sitting up in bed holding a conversation as if there were other people in the room. Sometimes, I am actually speaking in a different language to my native tongue and although I can get by in other languages, nothing like the way I speak them when I am asleep. The conversations last from 2 - 10minutes and then I just go back to sleep. In the mrning I have no recollection of my nocturnal chatterings. Does anybody else talk in their sleep? and if so do you change languages?
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@balaman (147)
• India
11 Jun 10
Sometime i utter some words and go back to sleep but dont remember the next day when i wakeup. I have heard from my wife saying her brother used to walk on parapet wall in their sleep and her father would getup and go behind him, without making noise slowly bring him down and put him to bed. So far i havnt seen anyone walking.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
That could have been quite tragic to walk around the parapet. Thank goodness there was someone watching out for them.
• India
10 Jun 10
well i do tall in my sleep,and it is one thing i find the oddest thing in myself,as it has resulted in many dumb moments in my life,like clattering the name of my girl to be embarassed as it was overheard clearly by my mom,and also i cant control using abusive words in my sleep,so i havent found any way to get rid of this habit,can you help me out?
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@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
Hi roger_banger, sorry I don't have any solutions to the problem. I guess it could be embarassing, especially if you are sleeping one girl and talking about a different girl by name in your sleep.
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
When I was still living with my parents my brother says that I sometimes talk when I'm sleeping. Of course I don't know if it is true. But I don't sleepwalk. My brother also talks when he's asleep and one time I recorded what he said using my phone so I have a proof that he really talks when asleep.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
Like my partner, recorded your brother for evidence. How did he feel when you played it back to him?
• India
10 Jun 10
No one from my hostel or my home have reported that i talk while sleeping. But I used to walk while asleep.I walked for the first time when I was 14.It was not a walk,rather I was running out of my home and my mother heard the sound when I opened the front door.On next morning she asked me where I was going and I was like where? when? how? I wasn't able to recollect that.But it was shocking when she told me that I even lied on her lap for almost fifteen minutes as i do normally. Two months later, again i tried to ran to the kitchen.Once when I was in hostel,I used to walk through the corridors while I was asleep.
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@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
Haneesh, thankfully your mother saved you before you ventured too far outside the front door and any harm could come to you. To-date, I don't think I have ever sleepwalked just chatted away.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
I myself talk in my sleep but it only happens when I am so tired before sleeping and when I am dreaming. If not then I don't. My male cousin do sleep walking and he even went downstairs because we have a stair in the province. We were laughing at him but when my great grandmother explained to us what happened we were shocked. I and my Aunt never thought that my cousin is sleep walking. We even tried to talk to him but he never talks back. My great grandmother slapped him a bit in his face then that was the time he woke up. His eyes were open when he walked but his mind is sleeping, maybe. If he does not sleep walk, he talks while dreaming. In my case, I just talk, I never walked. I caught myself several times talking unknown language that I myself don't understand. I am glad I can wake myself up but I am so tired and perspiring. It is really a nightmare. It just happens when I am so tired before sleeping. Glad that one time it happened, my husband woke me up when he heard me talking while sleeping. It is so real, I am half sleep and half awake.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
Yori, I am glad that I am not the only one who speaks a different language when sleeping. Unlike you I never seem to wake up during it and never remember it in the morning. The only proof I have is because I was video'd while doing it. Yes. that was a bit scary to realise I o things that I am totally unaware of!
@rosie230 (1674)
10 Jun 10
I have been told that I am always talking in my sleep, and it can annoy my boyfriend as I can keep him awake. Trouble is with me, apparently I mumble so much that what I am saying is not really understood, apart from maybe a couple of words from time to time. But I have no clue as to what I am going on about, unless I am told the following morning lol... the other thing I do in my sleep is grind my teeth. I was told this was caused by stress, but until I actually woke up one morning with a piece of tooth on my tongue, I never knew. My 9 year old son on the other hand is a sleep walker, and a scary one at that... I actually do not like to see him when he is doing it, as it really does freak me out. The reason being because he will get out of bed and sometimes either wander around, turn a few lights on and off, and then go back to bed and sleep, which is fine, or sometimes he will either come in to the living room when I am watching TV, stand there saying something really odd to me, and then after I say go back to bed, he will walk away get back into bed, and when I check him, he is laying there in such a deep sleep that you would never have thought he had just been awake talking to you. The other trick he has is walking into my room, standing either at the side of my bed, or at the foot of my bed, eyes wide open, and talking to me... it is very freaky, he almost appears as some kind of ghost or zombie, least that is what it feels like. But all I have to do is say go back to bed and he does... it is so wierd, I have just never seen anything like it.
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@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
Hi rosie, thanks for sharing this with me/us. It must be sacry when your son suddenly appears in a zombie type state and starts talking to you. I know how I would feel if a loved one did the same with me.
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Woah, that was great, videoing yourself to see what you look like when you are asleep? And you got to witness what you really are. Well my family says that when I am tired I do talk while sleeping. They even ask me some question and I answer far and no connection with the question. Aside from that nothing happens to me like sleepwalking, which I feel very dangerous as some can open the door and walk outside their homes. When they wake up they are in different places, I don’t want that to happen to me.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
16 Jun 10
Hello grecychunny, I didn't actually video myself while sleeping. It was something I had never thought of. My partner video'd me. It is interesting how when you are asleep your family try and hold a conversation with you. As you are unable to answer their questions it is quite clear that you are in a deep sleep and oblivious to what is going on around you. Like you, I am also glad that I don't sleep walk.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Yeah it is really dangerous to sleepwalk LeighB. YOu are not aware you can be in danger. Anyway my family is like that, especially my father. He make fun of us when we are sleeping, and he really likes something like that, talking when your sleep.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
17 Jun 10
I can just imagine the fun your father would have if I slept over one night, grecychunny. In the morning at breakfast the stories he could retell and the fun and laughter from everyone around. Still, it is good to see happy people and make them smile and laugh.
• China
14 Jun 10
Sounds strange! I donot speak in my sleep. I heard my sister's daughter speaking in her sleep. Of course she speak her mother tongue, sometimes I cannot hear clearly what she said when maybe she is speaking another language.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
Yes, it is interesting how when we don't fully understand what sleep talkers say we refer to it as gibberish or not making sense, when it could just be that they have sitched, like me, to another language. The reason I know I speak other languages, is because my partner is Thai and has said to me when you sleep you speak good Thai but awake why you cannot speak it or understand what I say.
• China
15 Jun 10
The situation happened to you is hard to explain like dream which is strange too. Everyone can dream many difference things not real life. So people's thinking is strange in the world.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
15 Jun 10
Hi maggiecuiling, thank you for your imput it has been interesting reading your thoughts on this matter
• India
5 Apr 11
Many of here may say, I dont talk , or I do talk.. But, as per Psych records, A man who spent more time in his day activities with full business newly will talk in his sleep. This is true..
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
5 Apr 11
So, talking in ones sleep is motivated by what one has done in his day. The harder he works the more he talks?
• India
5 Apr 11
I was saying, both are proportional...
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
6 Apr 11
Thanks for clarifying that point, manozz.
• India
14 Jun 10
Every Person talk in his/her sleep as per Human Psycology. You know the people who were involved in a topic majority of the day with wholehearted mind, will talk , generally. And those people , generally, behave like they have not talked in sleep after their awaken...........
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
Wow! So it is a natural human condition that will affect everyone at some point in their life?
• India
14 Jun 10
Of course
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 10
It annoying to hear somebody talking while sleeping. I have a friend like this. He talk specially when he is too tired of his work at that day. I will told him about what he mention last night when he fall asleep. We always laugh about this every morning when we sleep in my house. I don't know what the cause of this.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
Yes, for anybody sharing a room with a sleep talker and if they are a light sleep it must be extremely annoying.
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Jun 10
in our country it is common to share one bedroom because of poverty that is why alot of people annoyed to their companion in the room but we have no choice.
@karen1969 (1788)
11 Jun 10
I don't talk in my sleep and I don't sleep walk either. But my eldest daughter does both. When she was young, about two years old, she had night terrors where she was having vivid dreams but acting like she was awake. It was scary to watch her. Thankfully she grew out of them, but still talks in her sleep and it's quite funny to listen to her.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
Hi Karen, I am happy to read that your daughter has grown out of the night terrors of her infancy. As for her talking I take it that as you find it funny she makes sense when she is talking.
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@karen1969 (1788)
15 Jun 10
Yes, most of the time. She is usually complaining about her sisters in her sleep!!
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
It's been a very long time since someone told me that I talk in my sleep. I used to share the room with my aunt and she would sometimes tell me that I converse with her even in my sleep. hehe.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
Interesting that as you slept you could converse and be aware of a conversation going on around you. It must have been your sub-consciouness not fully relaxed at asleep.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Yep definitely interesting. I'm never aware of it of course. In one of my Pyschology classes in college, the professor mentioned something about this, although it wasn't about sleep talking. When we're in the REM stage, if something's happening in our immediate environment, it might affect our dreams. Like if you drip water on the skin of someone who's sleeping, the dream might have something to do with water...
• United States
10 Jun 10
That's funny, seeing what you do when you sleep. Who videotaped you? When I was younger, my mother and aunt used to say that I would both sleepwalk and sleep talk. My mother said I ran out of bed once and ran into my closet and then when she called to me, I ran back to bed. I have roommates now and they never reported any strange behavior so maybe my family was just teasing me (or my roommates are just being quiet about the weird sleeping behaviors they observed)
• Mexico
11 Jun 10
Hi anime girl: Now that you mention this I remember that I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night thinking that is time to get up so I turn the ligh on and go to my closet but then I realize about the hour and go to bed again. It's so good when you notice that you can sleep a little bit more. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
Hi animegirl, thanks for your response. This is interesting because it poses a new question... "I wonder if as some people get older they out grow sleep walking and talking?" Maybe, this is something that has happened to you, as a child you did both but as you have grown up you out grown these nocturnal habits. So, your roommates find othing wrong during the night with your sleep behaviour.
@Vnyard (286)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
They say I talk in my sleep, sometimes in English, Spanish or Dutch but most of the times...gibberish hehe
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
I am really confused about this taking in sleep thingy. LOL. Those languages you spoke, do you really know and understand that languages ? Or just in your sleep ? I was really confused because i never talked in my sleep. LOL. Well i do scream one time when i was sleeping, that was the night when i had my scariest nightmare ever. That was the night i first watch horror movies too :) LOL
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Jun 10
Saintneil, when I talk in a foriegn language while sleeping, I have been told that some of the languages are ones that when I am awake I have no idea of any words in them and they can be quite obscure. I have been told that I have spoken Chinese and Japanese whilst sleeping. But in the morning I never remember anything.
@rushikm (96)
• India
10 Jun 10
Yes, i talk when i am in sleep and there is no language for speaking.I speak anything like "jsdoojjjk kokogauai" Its funny. My family told me many times that you are speaking when you sleep and all are smiling because of words i have spoken. I asked doctor and he told me that there are bugs into me so i have this problem. Sometime this is a habit and sometimes its bugs in our body.So beware of it.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Do you really mean a BUG ? LOL. Did the BUG bit you ? Or was it inside your body ? LOL , that is scary. And the words you just spoke, i think you are speaking LATIN. LOL. Well, i think its not only because of bugs, but mostly, it happened especially when you had a conversation with your friends that day before sleeping and a real fun conversation too. Because during sleeping, sometimes, we dreamed about what happened a while ago, we dreamed about the most interesting part that happened to us that day.
• India
10 Jun 10
I don't know exact word for it so i have used word " BUG " related to it. There is not anything scary. its a kind of illness.i have not used LATIN words. i am from india.
10 Jun 10
During my younger years my mom said I talk while I sleep but now my girlfriend notice that my teeth sounds too noisy while I am on sleep. So I am now asking for those who knows about my problem. Can you answer why this is happening to me?
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
Hi sucatraps, I don't know why we talk in our sleep but I have read that the grinding of teeth when sleeping is normally caused by stress and the body not properly relaxing. I don't know if this is true.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Hey sucatraps and leighB. Well, i think we talk in our sleep because of the things happened that day. Sometimes dreams try to recall things that happened to us that day, and what's funny is that, it recalls the most interesting part that happened that day. LeighB, someone also told me that when you saw or when you sleep beside someone that grinds their teeth while sleeping, you should spank them with slippers in face, and not a slow slap, but a hard one. Someone told me, your like calling a ghost or something " not in our world ". Well , thats what they said.
@med889 (5958)
10 Jun 10
My mother says that I talk while I sleep and well both my parents and my sister told me this, I think they are right because I have also a video taken by my sister however in the morning I hardly remember anything and this is weird to me.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
10 Jun 10
What your family video'd did it make any sense to you when you played it back?
@med889 (5958)
11 Jun 10
It scares me because I was really talking and it seemed something very fishy, as if a spell done to me. I know it was only sleep talking but it is still weird how can someone or I do it and then completely forget about it.
• United States
19 Feb 11
Hhaha I never talking while I'm sleeping. But that's sounds funny and scared, just imagined when u sleep next to someone and they talk in their dream at the midnight?? If it happened to me, first thing I would do is turn on the light then slap that person to help them wake up :))
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
20 Feb 11
Hi RisingStar, Just as well I don't sleep over at your place, I would wake up bruised all over, as all night long you would be turning on the light and slapping me to wake up. hahaha
1 Nov 10
I don't do either. My wife tends to talk, my daughter as sleepwalked and talk in her sleep. My son he talks for England during the day and when he is actually a sleep. It can be quite funny as sometimes they speak like they're awake but when you say something they either give a funny reply or don't say anything in response.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
17 Feb 11
Interesting how all your family tend to talk in their sleep but this doesn't affect you. I wonder if it is gene related and your children have inherited it from your wife.