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How can someone reduce his or her amount of sleep talking?

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There is no known way to reduce sleep talking. Avoiding stress and getting plenty of sleep might make you less likely to talk in your sleep. Keeping a sleep diary can help identify your sleep patterns and may help your doctor find out if an underlying problem is causing your sleep talking. Keep a sleep diary for two weeks. Note the times you go to bed, when you think you fell asleep, and when you woke up. You'll also want to write down the following:

  • The medicines you take, and the time of day you take them
  • What you drink each day and when, especially caffeinated drinks such as cola, tea, and coffee, as well as alcohol
  • When you exercise

From: Talking in Your Sleep WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "What Is Sleep Talking?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Sleep Problems in Children."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Problems in Children."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "What Is Sleep Talking?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Sleep Problems in Children."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Problems in Children."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 13, 2019

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