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I'm Fully Aware I'm A Sleep Talker

by Tavia Schwartz
(Albuquerque, NM)

I can hear myself talking in my sleep, and am confused when this happens because it's like I'm aware I am dreaming and somewhat awake from talking.

I have always talked in my sleep, and as a child had night terrors until my late teen years. I even remember having night terrors, 2 out of many episodes since birth, but not until I was about 12 yrs old.

I never fully wake from sleep talking and either continue the dream or start a new one. When I fully wake, I remember that I talked in my sleep, but remember all of the words half of the time. Sometimes I speak full sentences from having conversations with a person I might or might not know, and other times it'll be just be a few words.

What kind of condition is this and how common is it?

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Sep 15, 2015
Same thing happens to me NEW
by: Anonymous

I sleep talk and I sleep walk a little and my sister always tells me in the morning. So once I remember sitting up from my bed and talking to my sister about some really crazy stuff. Then in the morning I woke up and I asked her if I was talking to her and she said that I was. It freaked me out because I was aware I was sleep talking and I couldn't do anything. It was like watching a movie or watching another conversation I had no control in. I don't know what it is called but just know your not alone ;)

Oct 13, 2015
ditto NEW
by: Anonymous

I can hear myself talking and am aware everytime I sit up or get out of bed. Enough to the point that I can tell myself I'm Sleeping and need to lay back down. I also have felt my body shaking in my sleep but can't control myself from doing it. Been going on for Years, getting more frequent past couple months. Having overnight sleep study done on Oct 20th.

Mar 05, 2016
by: Anonymous

I'd like to know the outcome of this, I find it embarrassing as I recently did it after a night out with a friend, and scared the life out of her! I talk to myself but am fully aware I am doing it, and they are full conversations. I once was talking to someone on the end of my bed!

Mar 07, 2016
your talking to your other half... NEW
by: Anonymous

Yeah but are you aware who your talking to?

Mar 08, 2018
Conscious sleep talking...... NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi - just seen this post........ anyone still reviewing it?

Most of the time, I am fully aware that I'm talking in my sleep, sometimes I sit up and talk to other people, that clearly aren't there, but always people I know and not necessarily people I've had any connection to recently.

If its to my husband I talk to, I shake him to wake him up so we can talk about whatever I'm talking about.

This happens when I'm stressed with lots going on but also when I'm relaxed.

Would be keen for a cure and explanation as my husband and I are both exhausted - its happens at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Jan 07, 2019
by: Anonymous

How to stop this? :(

Apr 07, 2019
So Glad I'm Not The Only One
by: Dynasty

I've read a lot of stories about sleep talking, but all of them always came back from another person's view and never the person that was doing the sleep talking so I've always wondered if I was the only one that was completely aware of sleep talking, glad to find I'm not alone here. My sleep talking started after I had suffered from severe anxiety and depression and it always weirded me out that I was aware of it. I never knew until I had gotten them that such a thing was possible.

The first time it happened I was at home with my boyfriend laying beside me and I had dreamed that I was talking with some old friends in high school and she mentioned how she was concerned about dying her hair blond and I said in my sleep "Go ahead and dye your hair blond" then woke up right away as I said it and realized I had just been talking. My boyfriend asked me what I was talking about, but I was too tired to explain and just went right back to sleep.

Second time I was sleeping at my boyfriend's house and I had a dream that I was smoking and for some reason just threw my smoke, and strangely enough my arm moved as if I was actually throwing something and I was completely aware of it, but I couldn't stop as I was still stuck in dream mode, then realized in my dream that my smoke was still lit and was about to hit someone so I sat straight up and yelled "Watch out!" After I yelled that I woke right up, realized I had not only just moved and talked in my sleep like I had in my dream, but also scared my boyfriend awake. We both laughed after I explained what happened.

Third time I'm not sure what was being said, but I remember I was irritated with my brother in law as him and my sister had an argument while I was visiting, and said some pretty mean things while I was sleeping then woke right up. Was really glad no one heard that.

Last time which happened a few months ago I was dreaming I was hanging out with some friends although I couldn't recognize them and one guy said something that I for some reason thought was so funny I started bursting out laughing in my sleep and the whole time I realized it was just a dream, but couldn't stop myself and thought if anyone was hearing this they would start thinking I was going crazy. Woke up after I was finally done laughing and tried to remember what was so funny, but couldn't remember what it was.

Apr 12, 2020
Can't explain surreal.. NEW
by: Anonymous

Hearing myself talk in my sleep,hearing ppl around me in a conversation with me in my sleep,having dreams and weeks or days passed and things happens and then remembering I had dreamt the same is happening to me?

Jul 20, 2020
by: LaSan


Dec 08, 2020
by: Anonymous

This has just been happening to me for about 2 years. After separating from my husband it started. I have even woken up swinging at someone. It has been very weird to me. It has woken my son 3 rooms away because it may even sound like I'm arguing. Remembering and waking up while doing this is creepy. I've already decided to talk to my Dr about it since it's happening more frequently.

Dec 09, 2020
Sleep talking crying and laughing
by: Anonymous

I sleep talk laugh and cry I hear myself doing it but I am asleep? It does worry me that this happens to me most nights, sometimes talking to friends or someone I don't know who they are..I move my arms around demonstrating what I am trying to say? But cant work out why, I cant either wake up or stay asleep such a weird sensation knowing that you are doing it but cant stop it! And why does it occur in the first place..i am not stressed and do not suffer from anxiety

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