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What is sleep talking?

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Sleep talking, or somniloquy, is the act of speaking during sleep. It's a type of parasomnia -- an abnormal behavior that takes place during sleep. It's a very common occurrence and is not usually considered a medical problem. Sleep talking may involve simple sounds or long, involved speeches. Sleep talkers usually seem to be talking to themselves. But sometimes, they appear to carry on conversations with others. They may whisper, or they might shout.

From: Talking in Your Sleep WebMD Medical Reference

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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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