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Sleep Talking Symptoms, Remedies and Causes

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What is Sleep Talking? Definition
What is Sleep Talking? The Definition of Sleep Talking: Sleep talking (Somniloquy) is the act or habit of talking in one's sleep. Talking can be quite loud and consist of simple sounds or long speeches and can occur many times during sleep. Talking is not always understandable to listeners. Talking whilst sleeping by itself is harmless.

However, sleep talking can occur by itself or as a feature of a number of other Types of sleeping disorders such as:

Sleepwalking (Somnambulism)
Sleep apnea
Night terrors
REM Sleep Disorder

Alternative Names for Sleep Talking?
Other names or references to Sleep Talking include:

  • Somniloquy

Sleep Talking Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Sleep Talking (Somniloquy)? What are the effects? The symptoms of Somniloquy include the following:

  • Talking during sleep

Sleep Talking Causes
What are the causes of Sleep Talking? The causes of Somniloquy may include the following:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as anxiety
  • Fever
  • Other Sleeping Disorders

Sleep Talking Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Talkers? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Somniloquy Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

  • Mild cases require no treatment
  • Herbal / Alternative treatments - Ginseng, Lavender oil, Valerian
  • Relaxation Therapy to Reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • Keep to a regular time schedule for sleeping
  • Ensure 7 9 hours sleep per night - someone who is sleep deprived is more likely to sleep talk

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Sleep Talking (Somniloquy) is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Sleep Talking or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

Facts about Sleep Talking
Some interesting facts about this sleeping disorder are as follows:
  • Fact 1: Many talkers are composed of young children. About 50% of young children are reported to be affected by this sleeping disorder
  • Fact 2: About 5% of adults are affected by this sleeping disorder
  • Fact 3: Most of the sleeping disorders that trigger or are associated with this problem are sleepwalking, obstructive apnea syndrome, REM behavior disorder or RBD and night terrors
  • Fact 4: People who talk while asleep are not aware of the fact
  • Fact 5: Usually this is a rare and short-lived occurrence
  • Fact 6: Anyone can experience talking whilst asleep, but the condition is more common in males and children

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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