by Amrit Singh
Sleep talking is a thing that happens to many people. People, like myself, find themselves in a deep slumber at night. As though seconds seem to pass by in the realm of unconsciousness, hours fly by in the real world. I find myself muttering throughout the night, having full conversations with figments of my imagination, or even self-monologuing. Either way, I, alongside many people, talk either quietly or loudly to ourselves in our sleep.p.
Sleep talking is one of many irregular activities that occur during sleep. According to WebMD, the person who has the problem will end up talking for around thirty seconds. Although each episode is roughly thirty seconds long, multiple episodes can happen, and for some people, it can happen tens or maybe even hundreds of times! Roughly one in twenty adults sleep talk, while a surprising one in ten children do the same!
Despite all that scientists know, there is an equal amount of things that scientists just don’t understand. Sleep already is a confusing subject; we don’t even understand all the brain’s functions! Sometimes the reason sleep talking happens is because of a certain problem, like a mental health disorder, or even medications. Sometimes, it happens randomly, which is the reason why scientists generally think that it’s harmless.
Although it is harmless healthwise, it can be harmful to your reputation. Dreams are sometimes hard to remember, and you may have had an embarrassing dream that you don’t want to share with anyone. Yet, it’s impossible to keep it a secret if you said a keyword or phrase that someone heard you say.
Nevertheless, sleep talking is hilarious. It usually doesn’t end in embarrassment, but it does always end in laughs.