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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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October 29th, 2015 6:05pm
You talk in your sleep because the pressure of the dream you're seeing is too much for you to handle
October 30th, 2015 5:55pm
I talk in my sleep because I am stressed out. Every night i write down my problems so I don't talk.
October 31st, 2015 1:13am
Talking in your sleep can be a sign of distress in your life or it could be contentment. It all depends on the things you say during your sleep
October 31st, 2015 1:19pm
Does your partner say so? How do you know it? What do you speak about? Do you sleep well? Does it bother you?
November 1st, 2015 5:34pm
There could be something on your mind that there is no way you could express the way you feel. It could also be your subconscious trying to tell you something.
November 4th, 2015 1:45am
During REM the body processes the events of the day and stage 2 the body moves to process it too. Therefore you sleep as a result of your brain sorting through things!
November 4th, 2015 10:20am
Sleep talking, also known as somniloquy, may occur during both the REM (rapid eye movement) and non-REM sleep phases. When it happens during REM sleep — the stage during which we dream — it's caused by "motor breakthrough" of dream speech: One's mouth and vocal cords, usually inactive when we're sleeping, briefly get switched on, and words spoken by one's character in a dream are spoken out loud. It's not a mental disorder and shouldn't be something to be worried about! :D Cheers
November 4th, 2015 6:13pm
Talking in your sleep is relatively common, people in my family do - it sometimes is just a release of stress built up, and in your dream you could be reliving your day and looking how to improve it for tomorrow? There are many reasons for talking in sleep :)
November 4th, 2015 8:44pm
Sleep talk is quite usual behavior and is not usually an indication of any serious mental health issues.
November 5th, 2015 10:14am
Because of being caught up in some very vivid dream (more often than not). Although I think it can also be caused by stress, lack of proper rest and piece of mind.
November 5th, 2015 5:43pm
I find that when my dreams are particularly vivid or distressing my sister will tell me that I'd been talking in my sleep. She'll usually report that I said things like, "wow," "hi there," "no way man," "that's hilarious," or even "get me out of here." This usually happens monthly.
November 6th, 2015 2:13am
I (think I) have talked in my sleep in the past (in a half-sleep/half-awake state). I believe this happened because my dreams seemed very realistic to me while being half-awoken.
November 6th, 2015 6:32am
Its one of those special things people do. Its what makes us unique individuals. Maybe its because we are thinking about something so much, we actually talk. Its a mystery given upon us.
November 6th, 2015 5:53pm
The best thing to do would be speaking to your doctor about it, or research it online. That way you can get a medical reason!
November 7th, 2015 6:30pm
Talking in sleep is not as uncommon as you think. Perhaps, stress could trigger it but, its certainly not abnormal in most cases.
November 12th, 2015 9:21am
there is nothing wrong about it. many people do it. but if it still a problem for you then you can read about it many articles are provided on internet. these articles not only help you to understand your problem but also give you the solution of this
November 14th, 2015 8:27pm
you might be trying to externalize deeply subconscious issues that are difficult to voice consciously.
November 15th, 2015 7:14am
Because I am either sleeping lightly, or having a very vivid dream. If I have had a few drinks it can happen then too.
November 15th, 2015 10:38am
Well some people talk in their sleep, just because they have such vivid dreams, that when they sleep, they end up talking and not being aware of it.
November 15th, 2015 8:08pm
This is a normal thing. most people talk in their sleep. There is no specific or scientific reason as to why we do it
November 18th, 2015 2:47pm
Might be because you supress things, you don't open up and your soul yearns to be expressed. When sleeping your brakes disappear and you talk out loud.
November 18th, 2015 9:46pm
I talk in my sleep when I am in need of something, or someone. Most of the times its names of people I know but occasionally its food haha
November 19th, 2015 3:06pm
It's possible that you might be having a really intense dream that causes you to do this. If it really bothers you and makes you feel insecure, I'd recommend you seeing a nurse and you could discuss your options and how to deal with it.
November 20th, 2015 6:37am
There are things that you cannot contain, that even in your sleep you are sharing it :) or sometimes we are just dead tired.
November 20th, 2015 12:37pm
Google and many search engines are wonderful tools!
November 21st, 2015 3:30am
You talk in your sleep can be do to an active subconscious. If you have a lot on your mind it can sometimes come out in our sleep if we won't speak it while awake
November 21st, 2015 2:38pm
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
November 22nd, 2015 3:03am
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 seem to stimulate the behavior. Sleep talking often occurs concurrently with other sleep disorders such as nightmares, confusional arousals, sleep apnea, and REM sleep behavior disorder.
November 22nd, 2015 11:17pm
Talking in your sleep can mean that your not fully asleep or you have a sleeping disorder. It is only a disorder if it occurs almost every day when you go to sleep though
November 25th, 2015 4:47am
I talk in my sleep because I am somehow associating my dream with real life. I end up saying out loud what I say in my dream. Luckily no one's caught me on it.