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How is talking in your sleep treated?

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A sleep specialist will ask you how long you've been talking in your sleep. You'll have to ask your bed partner, roommate -- even your parents -- this question. Keep in mind, you may have started sleep talking in childhood. There are no tests needed to diagnose sleep talking. However, your doctor may order tests, such as a sleep study or sleep recording (polysomnogram), if you have signs of another sleep disorder. Sleep talking itself rarely requires treatment. However, severe sleep talking may be the result of another more serious sleep disorder or medical condition, which can be treated. Talk to your doctor about your options.

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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