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Carrying On Full Conversations

by Nick

My girlfriend and i talk on the phone every night before bed. After we've been talking for a while its usually pretty late, we continue talking carrying on normal conversation nothing unusual when out of nowhere she will begin talking about something random like her love for certain foods. This is when i realize she is actually asleep.

There are times when we carry on talking she sounds completely awake and i even ask her if she is asleep or not and she swears she is wide awake but moments later will cut off mid sentence and actually wake up and tell me she had been sleeping the whole time with no recollection of anything that was exchanged during her slumber.

This happens nearly every night while on the phone and we can talk about anything, she converses just as if she were awake even bringing up her own topics if i stay silent for too long but she never remembers anything that we talked about and she tends to be more open and honest about some subjects she usually prefers not to talk about.

Is there a name for this? I have never heard someone talk and carry on like this while asleep before, most of the time i dont even notice she is sleeping at all until she wakes up still talking mid sentence wondering what she was just saying to me and tells me she's been sleeping the whole time. Its very interesting to me.

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Feb 08, 2011
by: Anonymous

Before I realized I had Narcolepsy this happened to me also on a regular basis. I would be standing and talking and my eyes would shut and I would talk gibberish until I came out of the attack. Other times I just changed the subject but would not do a good job communicating the new subject. Boy did I get some I did it once when I was on the phone with my mom who lives out of state. She really freaked until I got a chance to explain. With medication I can "usually" keep it under control. Has she been diagnosed with Narcolepsy or any other kind of sleep disorder? If not she should see her GP and he may recommend she see a sleep doctor who may run some tests. I'm no doctor. This is just my experience. One thing I know for a fact. Do not ignore it!!
Good Luck,

Jun 12, 2012
Me too! NEW
by: Andy

I do the same thing I mumble and talk about anything but what we were talking about. Now I see people or objects that are not there! I am on a lot of meds.

Sep 04, 2012
Same thing! NEW
by: Sierra

My boyfriend does the same thing, though usually in person. Once it starts getting late, he falls asleep mid conversation but still carries on the convo just fine. But then he will change the subject to something different. Oftentimes, I can't tell if he is even asleep or not so I have resorted to asking him nonsensical questions like "what is the color of Mississippi?" If he is awake but very tired he will be confused but if he is asleep he will actually give a color answer after having to think about it. He never remembers anything in the morning.

Aug 20, 2015
My sleep story mystery. NEW
by: Brittney <3@#.

I totally understand. I have the same thing. Once, my Mum came in to check that I was alright because she thought that she had heard me calling her. I hadn't been calling her but infact talking in my sleep. She recalled me sitting bolt upright in my bed with my eyes wide open an staring at her. Apparebtly I focused right on her and then said stop pushing me. She kept saying that she wasn't pushing me and I kept saying that she was which this then led into a big argument. Through all this she did not realise that I was infact asleep untill I slowy closed my eyes and lay down.

Aug 06, 2016
My wife talks exactly the same pauses, long breathe and action NEW
by: Sunny

My wife during her sleep she talks exactly the same way she talked in past to someone. She takes long breath or short breath, cough and other actions were took place during that conversation. She has also other very serious issues as well besides the sleep talking of past conversations. She becomes very violent, break house hold things, throw the house hold items on me, scratchs my body with nails to hurt me, acts as another possessed soul, she doesn't remember anything right after when she becomes normal again, right after her head starts with strong pain, many times she claimed that she wants to see me destroyed, when she seems possessed her eyes becomes wide open, her voice tone very aggressive, during the physical aggressiveness or whenever she becomes violent she gets heart her self as well but she doesn't feel pain until she becomes normal again. She tells me that my wife got heart now if she leaves her body she is going to cry with pain.

Feb 22, 2018
Sort of similar I guess NEW
by: Anonymous

At 3 am my dad came in to check on me and he found me "wide awake" (lights on, upright in bed, eyes wide open) and I was able to carry a conversation. I don't remember any of this at all.

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