What is sleep talking?
Sleep talking is one of the common sleep disorders that many people experience around the world and here are the things you need to know about this.
This sleep disorder is also known as somniloquy. Based on the article in Healthline, doctors cannot pinpoint exactly why this happens or what is happening in a person’s brain when the talking happens while sleeping. When a person talks while he or she is asleep, they don’t know that they are doing that and won’t remember what they said.
A sleep talker may talk in a complete sentence. Sometimes gibberish and in some instances talk in a voice or language different from what they usually use when they are awake.
There are four stages of sleep talking. In stages 1 and 2, the person is not in as deep of sleep as in stages 3 and 4. The speech is easier to understand and it is possible to have a conversation with sense.
In stages 3 and 4, the sleep talker is in a deep sleep. What they say is harder to comprehend because it may sound like moaning or gibberish.
The severity of this sleep disorder can be described as Mild, Moderate, and Severe. In mild, the sleep talking only happens less than once a month. If the sleep talking happens once a week, but not every night, and does not interfere much with the sleep of other people in the room, then, it is moderate.
This condition is considered severe when the sleep talking happens every night and can interfere with other people’s sleep.
People who are sick, and experiencing fever or stress are more likely to talk while they are sleeping. Sleep talking is also common for those who are drinking alcohol, have mental health conditions and are sleep deprived.
This is not a serious health condition but if it is already affecting the quality of sleep or you become overly exhausted and can’t concentrate during the day, you should see a doctor.
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