Why do some people talk in their sleep?

01 October 2013

Question

Why do some people talk in their sleep while others do not? Is it the subconscious way of saying things we don't want to say while we are awake?

Answer

Jason Rihel - So, I am a sleep talker, but no one in my family over 30 some years of talking in my sleep have ever found me to say anything coherent whatsoever. So, I'm not certain if it's a subconscious way of trying to answer or say things that we otherwise wouldn't. It may just be just like when our eyes start rotating during dreams through REM sleep, Rapid Eye Movement. Perhaps when we're talking, it's also just kind of an automatic response like that.

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