Picture this scene…its past midnight and you’re sleeping comfortably in your bed beside your partner. Suddenly you hear a muffled noise like someone whispering in your room. You think it’s a burglar (or a ghost), afraid you try to wake your partner and realize that the source of the strange noise is lying next to you. What’s happening here isn’t ‘supernatural’ but something that’s commonly known as Sleep talking.
Sleep talking is more commonly observed among kids and usually, they outgrow it with time. Research has shown that more than 66% of people have spoken in their sleep at some point in time.
It is a sleep disorder known as 'Somniloquy' and more commonly as ‘Sleep talking’. Before analyzing the causes and remedies for this we need to first understand the why’s and when’s about sleep talking.
Sleep talking usually is harmless apart from being a cause of annoyance to others who share your bed/room and awkwardness to oneself. To know the severity of the condition here are certain markers that you could check against.
Most people suffer from mild to a moderate version of sleep talking but it still adversely affects the talker and their roomie. Here are some tips to help you and your roomie sleep better.
As sleep talking is a condition and not a disease there is no cure, but it can be managed through lifestyle changes and prescribed medications. The first step towards managing this condition is to know the cause and for this sleep monitoring is essential. Sleep can be monitored by maintaining a sleep diary and through sleep monitoring applications such as Sleep Talk Recorder. The data collected over time will help your doctor identify the cause and start treatment accordingly.
Whatever be the cause of sleep talking lifestyle, hereditary, or medical if you follow the instructions of your doctor to the "t" you have a better chance of getting the essential 7 hours of beauty sleep night after night which is the crux of a healthy mind and body.