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Yelling Profanities In My Sleep Almost Every Night

by Jessica P
(Ontario Canada )

Almost every night I talk in my sleep. About half of the time I am yelling at someone, even profanities and curse words a lot of the time. I have woken myself up and remembered doing it on several occurrences. Sometimes if my boyfriend says "what?" I wake up. Almost every night I have dreams and mostly I remember them.

I have been like this for many years. I am a 27 year old woman. There are many times (mostly when I was younger) that I have had the same dream over and over again. Sometimes they are a little scary but not a nightmare.

I also have been told that I have sleep walked as a child. I remember the one time my mom said I went to go outside and check the mail during the winter. lol. I find that if I eat right before bed that it almost always makes me talk or yell in my sleep. I don't feel that it's hurting me or my sleep.

I am not on any medications. The past few years i have been getting social anxiety worse than I ever had. Other than that I am normal. Haha.

Sometimes I can fall asleep after waking up and within 10 minutes I have another dream and talk some more. I think that I mostly talk after I have been sleeping for a few hours. A lot of times its just before I wake up for the day that I really remember doing it.

I have read a bunch of websites and they say that people can't be waken or consoled but I wake myself up mid-word sometimes. I don't thrash or kick or move. It's purely verbal. I would love to be recorded and watch myself. It's probably humorous. I want someone to try to talk to me and see if I could carry on a conversation but I think that they might wake me up trying.

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Sep 14, 2015
Genetic? NEW
by: Ken

Spent the night at my parents house and learned my father also has terrible night terrors that pretty much last all night long. We both cuss like sailors holler, loud! and threaten to kick someone's butt. It's scary to listen to and hearing my father do it makes me think I'm doomed to follow in his footsteps. My poor Mom. Doubt she ever gets a good nights sleep. The night I stayed she said both me and my dad were at it and she was up all night worrying about us.

I would also like to observe myself in a coup?e of these episodes. I bet it is fun to watch but its no fun feeling like a freak for waking everyone in the neighborhood and scaring my family

Dec 24, 2016
by: Anonymous

My husband does the same thing. He rarely cusses but when he is asleep he sounds like a sailor. And he fights also. Punched someone numerous times one night. Thank goodness I was at the computer. He has thrown himself out of bed. His hands and legs have spasms all night long. I lose a lot of sleep and am in between worrying and being amused.

Apr 05, 2017
Me too NEW
by: Patti

I feel like I've always talked in my sleep. However, 6 years ago I was laid off work and lost my house and ended up taking a job out of state and away from my children, hoping to move back soon. Ever since this happened to me, I have yelling episodes in my sleep every night. I scare anyone who sleeps in the same room with me. My children refuse to sleep in my bed. I am divorced and I worry about my first sleepover with any man I am getting into a relationship with because as soon as we spend the night together, they get scared and its over. Is there anything that can be done to stop this behavior. I don't even realize I'm doing it. I do have very vivid dreams tho. Bizarre mostly but always have. I just want to sleep normal.

Jul 29, 2017
Same apply here NEW
by: mierna

I am also suffering from this situation whereby I woke up fighting or start singing loudly even neighbours can here me. I can sing for 10 minutes and when I woke up I can remember every detail how I started.Sometime I climb out of bed sit on the floor and only the cold that wakes me up.I was on medication depression but tablets just make it worse. Please somebody out there help

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