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Why do I talk in my sleep?

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Last Updated: 04/10/2018 at 4:44pm
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September 6th, 2015 9:47pm
Maybe you're wandering while sleeping. It's all about your emotions you feel before sleep. Just don't think anything before you sleep. Empty your mind then sleep.
September 8th, 2015 2:43am
Talking in your sleep, most likely is associated with dreaming. My daughter is a nurse. She has talked to her husband about health related items during her sleep. Dreams are a way of processing what is,sometimes, an overload of information or cares. Obviously, though, this is not always the case.
September 11th, 2015 10:06pm
Maybe your brain has a lot of thinking going on, I mean, I've been told I talk in my sleep. It is normal for many people.
September 12th, 2015 3:56am
Talking in your sleep can be slightly embarrassing! It's actually relatively common and happens more often in males and children than in females. There isn't a confirmed connection with sleep talking and dreaming but there is thought that deeper sleepers talk in their sleep because they are in a deeper sleep while in the earlier stages of the sleep cycle rather than REM.
September 13th, 2015 3:10pm
Talking in your sleep is speaking while asleep without knowing about it. This used to be called somniloquy. Sleep talking is a type of parasomnia - an abnormal behaviour that takes place during sleep. You might think that sleep talking occurs during dreaming. But scientists are still not sure if such chatter is linked to night-time reveries. The talking can occur in any stage of sleep. Sleep talking usually occurs by itself and is normally harmless. However, in some cases, it might be a sign of a more serious sleep disorder or health condition. REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and night terrors are two types of sleep disorders that cause some people to shout during sleep. Night terrors, also called sleep terrors, usually involve frightening screams, thrashing, and kicking. It's hard to wake someone having a night terror. Children with night terrors usually sleep talk and may sleepwalk. People with RBD scream, shout, grunt, and act out their dreams, often violently. Sleep talking can also occur with sleepwalking and nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder (NS-RED), a condition in which a person eats while asleep. Other things that can cause sleep talking include: Certain medications Emotional stress Fever Mental health disorder Substance abuse
September 16th, 2015 2:56am
You talk in your sleep because it is a habit. I have the same problem. You may be stressed out, and try talking to a close friend about it. For a better night sleep, try listening to music (instrumentals, NO lyrics) or counting.
September 17th, 2015 3:19am
We often do all sorts of things in your sleep! When you dream, your brain is basically going through the motions of being awake (without, of course, actual motion). However, sometimes this process gets out of whack, and some of what our brain is experiencing actually gets communicated to the rest of our body. It's a weird sensation, but pretty normal!
September 17th, 2015 3:38pm
Is it perfectly normal talking during the sleep sometimes, but if you're worried go see your doctor.
September 17th, 2015 10:52pm
Talking in your sleep happens only when you're dreaming. But scientists still are not sure if such chatter is linked to nighttime reveries. Sleep talking usually occurs by itself and is most often harmless. However, in some cases, it might be a sign of a more serious sleep disorder or health condition.
September 18th, 2015 12:24pm
you probably are having nightmare and not relizing your talking. you ca try to go to a sleep study place and find out more about your sleep disturbances.
September 19th, 2015 2:49am
Talking in your sleep can be caused by many different factors, such as stress, depression or sleep-deprivation. Getting a good night rest may help with sleep-talking.
September 20th, 2015 6:18pm
"Somniloquy" is a fancy word for sleep talking. Science is still shaky on the reasons for sleep talking, but take comfort in knowing that is very common and there is nothing wrong with you. I've done it myself a few times apparently (according to my friend), and it may or may not be related to dreaming. Somethings that can cause sleep talking are emotional stress and certain medications. There's not much known to cure it, but if it bothers you- you can speak to a sleep specialist or keep track of your sleeping habits (via diary) and see your doctor. Source: Click this link for more information and Sweet Dreams!~
September 24th, 2015 7:31am
When we try to sleep, only body is resting but mind is still active which keep processing our thought subconsciously. Most of the time we talk about an activity which is either bothering us or involving us about which we fear, but do not have solution to handle it. So, since mind is still processing the information it activates speech muscle about which we are not aware, but our speech muscles react and we talk.
September 25th, 2015 12:39am
I often talk in my sleep This reacurres night to night And week to week I believe I do this because at night it's easier to speak When one is on the verge of sleep the pressure doesn't exist the anxiety is unknown it's almost as if when we sleep we become who we have always meant to be and or wanted to be. Therefore when I talk In my sleep it's away of saying all of the things that may be difficult to say when I'm awake. Sleep talking is both common and normal. I believe it's a great way of releasing stress so that when I awake I feel freed and fresh.
September 26th, 2015 5:36am
Sleep talking may be brought on by stress, depression, fever, sleep deprivation, day-time drowsiness, alcohol, and fever. In many instances sleep talking runs in families, although external factors tend to stimulate the behavior. Sleep talking often occurs concurently with other sleep disorders such as nightmares, confusional arousals, sleep apnea, and REM sleep behavior disorder.
September 30th, 2015 4:13am
Studies have found that most sleep speeches are brief, nonsensical utterances lasting just one or two seconds rather than noteworthy ruminations.
October 21st, 2015 10:59pm
People, whose life is stressful occur a problem of talking at night. What is more, it may be connected with brain tiredness (e.g. when you learn a foreign language).
October 22nd, 2015 2:35am
It's normal, really. Depending on your dream, it could mean different things. If you're scared, you could be trying to wake up and get attention. If you're happy, you could just be laughing!
October 22nd, 2015 11:15am
This is beacuse it is a disorder when you are stressed or think too much about a particual thing your subconscience and your conscience both acknowledge and when we sleep our subconscience brain is working so that is why you talk in your sleep.
October 22nd, 2015 4:43pm
It is a result of either severe anxiety, genetic problems, disorders or simply because of having a nightmare.
October 23rd, 2015 12:50pm
Scientists are still unsure why, but they are aware that it can occur at any stage of sleep and usually lasts around 30 seconds per episode.
October 24th, 2015 6:24pm
A lot of people talk in their sleep. Some do it because they are overly tired. Some talk when they are dreaming. Some medications can make you talk also.
October 25th, 2015 2:52am
It's usually a normal thing to talk in your sleep, lots of people do it and the reason for this varies greatly.
October 25th, 2015 4:29pm
Talking in your sleep is quite common, the good news is sleep talkers normally only speak for 30 seconds and experts believe that what you say is not a product of a conscious or rational mind so if you say something embarrassing it's not your fault!
October 25th, 2015 4:29pm
Sleep talking is usually caused by two disorders: REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and night terrors. People with RBD act out their dreams usually in a violent way. Night terrors involve frightening screams, thrashing, and kicking and people are hard to be awaken.
October 28th, 2015 10:16am
It is maybe due to a sleep disorder or eating disorder, You should know that this phenomena is not always related to a serious thing, it is sometimes related to fatigue or nightmares ..
October 28th, 2015 4:27pm
It could be a variety of reasons, stress, anxiety and depression can all play apart as well as coping with day to day life
October 28th, 2015 11:50pm
Talking in your sleep is a normal thing. Everyone has talked in their sleep at least once in their life. Sometimes during sleep your body does things that seem strange, but usually we aren't aware. Sleep talking tends to occur in people who have especially vivid dreams.
October 29th, 2015 10:01am
I often get very bad nightmares. This causes me to talk/walk in my sleep. Often i do not even remember what has happened in the dream when i wake, but still feel a strong sense of fear, or the main emotion of the dream.
October 29th, 2015 3:51pm
Sleep talking, or somniloquy, is the act of speaking during sleep. It's a type of parasomnia -- an abnormal behavior that takes place during sleep. It's a very common occurrence and is not usually considered a medical problem. The nighttime chatter may be harmless, or it could be graphic, even R rated.