The sleep talking of a family member is outrageous. You’ve been told about your loud sleep talking. Is it true that some ways of sleep talking can be dangerous? Is it true that you should answer someone who is sleep talking? For people who have worries about sleep walking.
This article introduces the causes and solutions to sleep talking.
Can sleep talking be cured? Sleep talking symptoms that may be a sign of an illness
1. Is it not good to talk with sleep talkers?
2. There are 2 types of sleep talking
3. Sleep talking with no problems
4. Sleep talking that may be a sign of an illness
1・Is it not good to talk with sleep talkers?
There is a saying in Japan that it is not good to talk back to sleep talkers.
- The world we are in while asleep is the world of the dead
- Your soul will be take away
- You will not be able to come out of the dream
- Your life will shorten
- If you answer the sleep talk three times, the person sleeping will die
Here are some scientific facts that say why it is not good to talk back to sleep talkers.
- Since sleep talking mostly occurs when the person is in shallow REM sleep, if you talk to the person their brain will become even more aroused, lowering the quality of sleep.
- Sleep talking occurs often when the body is not functioning well or when the sleeper is under stress, so talking to the person may increase stress or worsen body condition.
These superstitions may have been created to protect the exhausted sleepers. If someone is talking in their sleep, don’t make fun of them, and let them get all the rest they can. They need it.
2・There are 2 types of sleep talking
There are two types of sleep talking; Natural physiological sleep talking, which is not a problem, and sleep talking which is caused by bad body condition or strong stress. If your sleep talking has a bad cause, it means that your body is not functioning properly. It is important to find and get rid of the cause.
What kind of characteristics does each type of sleep talking have?
3・Sleep talking with no problems
- Often seen in men from child age to about 25.
- Decreases with aging
- Small voice
- Not emotional
4・Sleep talking that may be a sign of an illness
When you get a high fever from a cold or the flu, your mind becomes hazy, a may start to say delirious words while sleeping.
If you are feeling every day stress created by human relationships, work, or child care, that may become a cause of sleep talking. The more stress you feel, the more you sleep talk. If you sleep with a sleep talker who seems to be under stress, work together with that person to relieve their stress.
Sometimes unexpected things can become causes of stress.
If your partner starts to sleep talk, you may actually be a cause of stress, even if it seem that your relationship seems to be going well. It may be good to recheck your relationship and see if there is a problem,
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is an traumatic illness that occurs when the person experiences a big accident or happening that may affect their lives, or when something very sad occurs. Many people are said to sleep talk from seeing night mares.
It is important to understand that the painful memory is something of the past, and is over already. But since seeing nightmares means that the person can’t easily think that way, it is important to increase happy times with your partner and slowly resolve it.
Professional counseling also may be effective. But it is said that resolving the problem with someone near by is the most effective way to completely get rid or PTSD.
Sleep apnea syndrome
Sleep apnea syndrome is a cause of sleep talking which often occurs to obese middle-aged people. Along with groaning sleep talk, breath holding and snoring are other characteristics.
REM sleep behavior disorder
A disorder where you sleep talk while dreaming, and actually move according to it. Since dreams are mostly unreal and bizarre at times, the person may move abnormally. The partner must also be careful.
If your partner suddenly starts moving abnormally while sleeping, wake the person up and ask what kind of dream they were seeing. If the movement and dream content are the same, the person may have REM sleep behavior disorder.
Sleep walking also has similar symptoms, but it is different in the point that sleep walkers don’t have memory about it.
Since the cause of REM sleep behavior disorder may be Parkinson’s disease or a tumor in the brain stem area, it is recommended to see a specialized doctor if you think you or your partner has the disorder.
It is also said to often happen to men over the age of 50.
Seen often in boy children, a symptom where you wake up while screaming. The person may have a fast heartbeat or breath roughly after they experience it. The system of night terrors is still unknown, but since it mostly becomes gone before puberty, it is important to kindly understand and watch over the child.
Although there are many causes of sleep talking, there is a high chance that the person is undergoing some kind of stress. Sleep talking also makes your sleep shallow, preventing your body from completely relaxing. When you try to think of the cause of your stress, you may notice that your problems are not so big, and that you may have created a habit of feeling stress over small things. Reading books, watching a movie, or talking to a friend may make you sleep better and take away your sleep talking. Try refreshing yourself by doing something fun, it may result in better sleep.