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I've just been away with my friend and he has come back a nervous wreck after sharing a room with me. Apparently, I sleep talk a lot and use very bad language. Words I would never use during my waking hours.

Quiet frankly, I don't remember so I have never really cared. I know that I sleep talk, but I didn't think it was an issue. I am mortified that my friend has spent two weeks without any sleep.

I recorded myself last night and I did make some bizarre comments.

I'm to embarrassed to go into too much detail in case people think I'm a nutcase, but I don't know anyone else who has this problem.

Has anyone else had experience of it?

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I've not had personal experience of it myself, but I think it's fairly common, and you're probably not going mad.

This link may be of some use: http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-related-problems/sleep-talking

And here's what Wiki has to say: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somniloquy

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I was recently on holiday with friends who say the same thing - I sleep talk/walk a lot (at some point switching on all the lights, and thinking something was scrabbling around the floor, extremely embarrassing) It was actually causing them a lack of sleep at one point.

I've known that i've done it since I was quite young and I have asked about it before, and was told avoid things like coffee/tea, before bed - It was even suggested I take up some form of relaxation method! I dont think so. But above all, I was told that most people do it - they're just never told about it and it's quite normal.

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Thanks, Ducky. That article from the Sleep Foundation is quiet helpful.

Perhaps the irony is that I am perfectly sane and my friend probably now requires some medical intervention to restore his sleep pattern!

I will carrying on recording with my sleep talk app for a week and then see a Dr if it's that bad. Lol

mcsotland- if you have a smart phone then download an app and see.

My most interesting comment last night was about seeing a dead man on rollerskates. I assume that I was having a zombie dream of some kind lol

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I used to sleep talk alot when i was doing my acting as did have 3 shows that I was rehearsing for one point I spoke out the whole play lol

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I once slept in a drill hall when I was on a course and there was a L/Cpl there who literally screamed and shouted all night long and I mean blood curdling. He knew it too and was fairly apologetic about it.

My little one does the same, "blah blah blah berr, da da da da, oh oh, blah blah", totally and utterly asleep.

Do some digging but ultimately it isn't uncommon and people do go through phases, I knew someone who did it for a while and then, out of nowhere it stopped.

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Yes, I do it apparently, although sometimes I tend to growl and snarl in my sleep - my mate during a camping trip described it as "a bear fighting a lawnmower"! :p

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I also sleep walk when in unfamiliar surroundings.

I woke up disorientated earlier on this year in nothing but my underwear in a hotel corridor. I then proceeded to spend the next 15 minutes running around hiding in the fire escape every time I heard someone coming. I didnt know where I was or how I got there. When I finally woke up properly, I realised that this made my behaviour even more suspect. What if I encountered a lone female in the corridor? It would be somewhat odd.

In the end, I decided to put a brave face on it and went down to reception. It was a city centre hotel and there was a queue of people who had been out on the lash who had lost their cards or forgot their room number. And as soon as the lift door opened, there was me in nothing but my underwear. I just said "yes, I have been sleep walking and need to get back into my room. Do you mind if I jump the queue?".

Thankfully, everyone laughed and realised that I wasn't some sort of perve. I just walked up to the counter full of confidence, rather than shying away from the fact that a bunch of strangers were looking at my belly. The Receptionist told me that this generally happens once a month and people can do odd things. I waved good bye to the queue and a few people clapped. It was extremely embarrassing, but best to deal with such things with humour.

I have gone to see my Dr and he suggested that my sleep talking and bad dreams might be down to stress and has referred me to someone who might be better placed to look into it. He said that generally night time behaviour is perfectly harmless and just part of our sub-conscious mind filtering out information and feelings that it has stored from the previous day.

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I talk in my sleep - bizarrely, I'm also the only one in my family who doesn't snore...

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I talk in my sleep - bizarrely, I'm also the only one in my family who doesn't snore...

You'll do then. :D

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I woke up disorientated earlier on this year in nothing but my underwear in a hotel corridor. I then proceeded to spend the next 15 minutes running around hiding in the fire escape every time I heard someone coming. I didnt know where I was or how I got there. When I finally woke up properly, I realised that this made my behaviour even more suspect. What if I encountered a lone female in the corridor? It would be somewhat odd.

In the end, I decided to put a brave face on it and went down to reception. It was a city centre hotel and there was a queue of people who had been out on the lash who had lost their cards or forgot their room number. And as soon as the lift door opened, there was me in nothing but my underwear. I just said "yes, I have been sleep walking and need to get back into my room. Do you mind if I jump the queue?".

Thankfully, everyone laughed and realised that I wasn't some sort of perve. I just walked up to the counter full of confidence, rather than shying away from the fact that a bunch of strangers were looking at my belly. The Receptionist told me that this generally happens once a month and people can do odd things. I waved good bye to the queue and a few people clapped. It was extremely embarrassing, but best to deal with such things with humour.

Now, this would be a good one to use in an interview if you get asked about Resilience...

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According to my mum, my sister and I used to chat away all night when we were young. mum's bedroom was in between my sister's and mine, and we'd keep her up chatting in our sleep.

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I have a habit (apparently) of laughing or giggling in my sleep. Tends to be not long after I've nodded off and it creeps my other half out something rotten. I occasionally (again apparently) talk little bits in my sleep too.

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Apparently I often talk in my sleep or start writhing around - again just as I'm dropping off. I also once slepwalked when I was at uni, much to my own embarrassment and that of the girl whose room I tried to barge into. The idea of talking in my sleep freaks me out a bit, let alone my other half.

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