Watching someone talk in their sleep can be funny and sometimes even scary, but what’s happening in the brain when this takes place?
Why Do People Talk In Their Sleep?
“Almost all of us have at some point been told that we were talking in our sleep the night before. It can be a disturbing thing to hear.”
Sleep Talking – Causes
“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.”
Prevalence of sleep-talking in childhood
“This report is on the prevalence of somniloquy, as revealed by a populational survey of 2,022 schoolchildren aged from 3 to 10 years.”
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