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I Worry About My Brother & His Chronic Sleep Talking Episodes. Someone Care To Explain?

by IJQ
(Miami, FL. United States)

My brother is 23, we share rooms. I usually come home late and he's already sleeping. During the time I take to sleep, I almost always catch him sleep talking.

At this point I'm used to it, but sometimes I can't help to wonder what's really wrong with him, or if he has some kind of disorder aside from sleep talking which causes him to do so.

He's socially awkward, but really dedicated & good when it comes to one thing & one thing only. He sleep talks literally every single night & some nights he wakes up doing the most bizarre things, shouting gibberish.

There's been times where he's gotten up so fast & startled me, other times where he jumps up on the edge of his bed with perfect balance trying to get away from something.

I feel bad, like I really don't know how to help him & he doesn't seem the type to look for help. I wanna find a reason to why he's like that & maybe try & convince him to get help or anything related to it. If anything knows anything about this feel free to comment.

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