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All Night I Am Talking In My Sleep, And Can Hear Myself

by Heidi
(Illinois)

2/25/13 - About 2 months ago or less I started talking in my sleep. The weird part about this is that I hear myself talking and hold a conversation with myself. One night I was talking about eating and I realized I was chewing on my blanket.


I talk so much that I am not getting any quality sleep at night. My husband will say my name and I hear him and understand clearly what he wants which is for me to stop talking. He has now told me not to talk to him 2 hours before we go to bed because I am talking all night and I know I am, I cannot stop it.

One night I yelled out my ex-husbands name, I heard me saying it and immediately look at my husband to see if I woke him up and if he heard me.

One morning I woke up and looked at my husband and asked him a question and he said, "Oh, are you awake now talking to me? Because I cannot tell if you are awake or sleeping anymore". At night when I talk, I speak very clearly and it is hard for someone else to tell if I am awake or not.

Bottom line, every night I talk out loud, it is very clear, I hear myself clearly, I hear my husband telling me to stop, my son tells me to stop. The weird thing about this is that because I know it is bothering my husband, when I start talking I am now starting to whisper. I clearly hear myself talking normal then go into a whisper so I do not wake my husband or son and continue on with my conversation. I also hear
my answers because when I talk I answer myself as well. When I awake in the morning I know exactly what I was talking about and how I answered any questions.

My conversations are innocent and laughable and aside from saying ex-husbands name, everything I say is like having a normal conversation although, eating my blanket was strange, I was talking about hamburgers when I did that. I do not eat beef at all but that night blanket or not it tasted so good.

In the morning I tell my husband what I was saying, just to make sure I was hearing myself correctly and when I tell him what I said, he clarifies it for me so I know it is not my imagination.

I am never violent, I never thrash around, I never get out of bed, I feel my throat is dry so I will take a sip of my water. I hear everything I say and I know what I am doing I just do not know why...do you?

When thinking about an answer please remember I do this every night. I would also like to add that I am 50 years old and have never had this happen before and the first time I talked and heard myself talking back, having a normal conversation I thought what the hell was that all about.

From what I can tell, I am not dreaming nor are my conversations based on a dream and if I am dreaming I am saying my dreams out loud ex: the hamburger, that had to have been a dream that I acted out on because I was aware that I was chewing. I do not feel nuts, I do not feel crazy, I feel tired.

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Feb 18, 2016
Well...? NEW
by: Alex

Did u ever figure it out? I do this too. One time I was driving and talking and fell asleep but my girlfriend thought I was awake cuz I was still frkn talking and I almost killed us. I knew I was doing it on some level but I was asleep and couldn't wake myself up.

May 17, 2016
Same with me NEW
by: Anonymous

I do the same thing. I whisper so I don't wake my husband. I usually only say a few words but sometimes I can go into whole sentences. I often try to remember what I said so I can go over it next morning, and sometimes my husband tells me what I said and I remember a dream. Almost always I am talking while dreaming and they are connected. I actually enjoy talking in my sleep. It makes me feel I have this other life that is kind of real in my dreams.

Nov 10, 2016
Talking while sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

I do the same too kind of scary for me

Nov 20, 2016
. NEW
by: Anonymous

I just had one and I was on the phone with my mom and she was asking me what movie I just watched . but when the conversation I'm having in sleep is over I wake up .

Apr 04, 2017
Condition NEW
by: Anonymous

Hypnagogia

Jun 28, 2018
I do this all day and all night NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been doing this for over a year now. I started talking to myself awhile ago because I began to get frightened of silence. It’s a long frightening story, but when I started this talking to myself I found that I couldn’t stop. And now I can hear myself talking in my sleep as well. It’s very exhausting and I cannot switch it off. It’s making me very depressed but I don’t want to seek professionall medical advice about it. I know how and why it started but the more that I try to stop it the worse it gets. I’m afraid to tell the story about how it began. But it is exhausting me and I am helpless to it 😕

Apr 26, 2019
Like who talks to themselves in their sleep and wakes there self over and over again?
by: Angie

IM SO TIRED WHEN ITS TIME TO GO TO BED THAT I FEEL AS IF AS SOON AS MY HEAD HITS THE PILLOW, I WILL BE OUT! AND SOMETIMES THAT HAPPENS, BUT JUST AS SURE AS IT DOES, THE NEXT THING I KNOW IS I CAN HEAR MYSELF TALKING! THEN IT EVEN GETS MORE EREDICULUS! I START ANSWERING MYSELF AND AFTER A COUPLE OF MINS OF THAT, I PULL MYSELF TOGETHER AND GET ON UP! BC IM SO PUZZLED BY WHAT HAS JUST HAPPENED? IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE THAT HAS LOST THEIR MIND TO ME! BUT UNDOUBTABLY NOT, OR ALL OF US ARE CRAZY? IDK, BUT MINE IS ALWAYS FRESH IN MY MIND AFTER I'M AWAKE! Lol WHICH I HAVE BEEN CALLED CRAZY BEFORE BUT NOT BY A DOCTOR! JUST THOUGHT ID PUT IN MY TWO CENTS WORTH! HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!

Apr 27, 2019
Talking in sleep while dreaming
by: Anonymous

I do this often. Last night I was on a roll I had three different dreams and spoken in each one of them the funny thing is I hear myself but I do not wake up I am very aware that I am talking I find it quite amusing I’m glad to hear of the other people also do this because I was kind of wondering if I was just strange some of the stories were very comical especially the one where the lady was eating her blanket Excuse the improper grammar I’m speaking in the microphone

Aug 02, 2019
Similar to your issue but also completely different.
by: Jeramiah

So check this out. I've been known to talk in my sleep. Most of the time it's just mumbling. Rarely it'll be loud and violent like I'm fighting someone in my dream. Just recently though, I've been waking up to myself talking. Like I'm in a state of half consciousness and still half asleep. It was strange because I can hear myself talking but have no idea what it is I'm actually saying. I'm in Job corps right now in Clearfield Utah and I have 3 roommate's. Well one night my roommate said I awoke from my sleep and started to have a full blown conversation with him. He looked away for a sec,looked back and I was out. But I wasn't even awake. I go through a lot of stress and it's also genetic from my Dad. I just gotta be healthier and happier but it's hard cuz I over thing Everything. I can't help it...

Jan 09, 2020
Just started talking NEW
by: Anonymous

I am 53 and just started talking in my sleep. I too, can hear myself talking and always wake up (i think) and kinda chuckle. Who am I talking to? Is this an age thing? I do snore loudly from time to time but the talking doesn't seem to go along with the snoring? Most of the talking goes along with whatever i am dreaming of. Strange.

Apr 10, 2020
Help plz
by: Anonymous

I find my self singing a hindi song while sleeping although my voice was no that load that one near me hear but i hear my voice myself only and when i suddenly wake up i was still wispering that song. What should i do plz help

Jun 16, 2020
Hear my own conversations in sleep
by: Anonymous

Over the years but more frequently now I can hear myself talking in my sleep. Im usually a busineaa person eloquently speaking witb one person or a team. I try not to "wake myself up" I as enjoy listening to these and laugh later when awake. I mean Im not atupid or have poor self steem but the "me" talking in his sleep is super smart and he seems to be a like a top corporate guy the way he talks. He is also very nice in his interactions

Jul 14, 2020
Talking in Sleep
by: Anonymous

I’ve had anxiety most of my life, and recently survived cancer and a stem cell transplant. I am a teacher, and when stressors increase, my incidents of dreams related to these stressors and me talking/shouting (often times at people in the dream) happen. I’m just happy I’m not alone.

Oct 06, 2020
I have started talking excessively in my sleep recently
by: Anonymous

I am 42 and I notice if I am trying to stay awake through the night and work I fall in and out of sleep at the computer and that is when it happens the most. At first I thought I was going nuts. I have been doing it during the day today, because I am under slept. I feel like the answer is sleep time regulation. I tend to answer others who are not here and answer my self. I will come to and laugh about it then start doing it again within minutes. I asked my friends about it last night. They were like ughhh no I never do that haha. Good to read about all of you, I feel less crazy.

Jun 04, 2021
Thank you - I feel so alone
by: T4115

I am so grateful for this post, as with the author, I too am a female 50 years old. I fortunately am single for many years and cannot sleep with anyone. I stay awake all night long when my 16 month old granddaughter sleeps over. I just can’t sleep next to anyone.

I always, many times a night wake up to hear myself having conversations...one sided but in my dream state I hear the other person and see what’s still happening. I wake up all of the time! It impacts my energy during the day. I’m always exhausted. I rarely ever consume alcohol. I’ve read articles about sleep hygiene. I even take my makeup off every night and come to a freshly made bed each night and make it up upon waking in the morning. I keep my phone in the bathroom every night. None of the possible contributing factors I read about apply to me AT ALL!!! At least I am not alone. Sorry for those who also experience it, you also are not alone.

Jul 14, 2021
Sleep deprived
by: Cat Biter!

I was in the middle of a dream..in the dream we were watching a movie with crazy scary gremlin things. The one bit another one..now we all know how the dreams change and none of it makes sense..well, I somehow ended up being the scary gremlin thing and was biting..I can hear myself talking but.....it took me biting my cat (w her meowing at me) that was laying next to me to wake up. When I woke up I was freaking out and apologizing to her. I felt so bad. I talk every night and can hear everything. It's so creepy and scary. But biting my car definitely broke the record for me with this stuff. Lol.

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