DO YOU TALK WHILE SLEEPING? Here are some of the reasons why and when you should see a specialist.
In order to acquire the most rest and relaxation possible, our bodies need to recharge during sleep, but sleep issues and disorders may make it impossible to do so.
According to Teresa Schnorbach, a sleep specialist, around two out of every three people will occasionally talk while they are asleep, a condition known as parasomnia, or abnormal sleep behaviour.
Sleep talking is usually harmless, but it could be a sign of health problems or sleep disturbances, she added. The origins of speech during sleep are still a subject of debate among researchers, she said, "since it may be connected to recent events in the life of the sleep."
What causes sleep talking?
- Teresa said more research is needed to look into the causes of sleep talking, but more often than not it’s the cause of Lack of sleep.
- She explained that this can sometimes include a disturbed sleep environment such as a room that is too hot, too cold, or too much light in from outside.
- As for who might be most at risk, Teresa said sleep talking is thought to occur more frequently in those with sleep apnea. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Indicated that "Sleep terrors, also known as night terrors, are characterized by terrifying screaming, writhing and kicking, and it is difficult to wake someone who suffers from sleep terrors".
- Confirmed that sleep talking can be diagnosed without the use of any test, and is not a cause for concern. However, if it begins suddenly or involves anxiety severe, screaming, or violent actions, this should be discussed with a specialist.