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sleep talking
#1
I often say outrageous things in my sleep that are a dream state kind of thing. That means real peoples names get mentioned in little story lines that have not much to do with anything that happened.

This has gotten me in deep trouble before my sleep apnea diagnosis.
Even after... if the Full Face mask comes off and I am in dream state talking I have come completely awake looking at my wide awake girlfriend of the time who is up and listening with total concentration.

The nature of the beast, the female beast, is so I do not know. They will not tell certain things ever. Like what in the heck did I say? It is funny and awful at the same time.

Anyone else here have similar things going on?
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#2
I don't talk in my sleep. If you really want to know what you say, record yourself. I have heard people talk in their sleep and none of what they said had anything to do with what actually happened (my stepfather was the sleep talker) and we used to record him because he didn't believe what we heard him say and do.

"I get asked a lot about how much truth there is in what people say when they talk in their sleep. Sleep talking is very common, occurring in about half of all children and one in twenty adults. This is certainly a recurring theme in literature and film. There are also plenty of anecdotal stories about people unwittingly speaking their most deeply help secrets while sleeping, including their latent homosexuality, secret adulterous affairs, and criminal activity. However, that is all that these are: anecdotal stories, and it would be incorrect to ascribe too much to what is mumbled or cried out by a sleeping person, and very risky to draw conclusions from it.

Incidentally, this is also the view of the courts. In 2001 the conviction of a Massachusetts man convicted of indecent assault and battery of a minor was overturned by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts after the judges decided that the jury was unfairly prejudiced after hearing what one of the children he was alleged to have abused had said while sleeping.

People looking for more information about sleep talking can find it in Arthur Arkin’s book Sleep-Talking: Psychology and Psychophysiology"
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#3
I wonder if a chin strap would help you keep your mouth closed; thus eliminating any incriminating speeches. Laugh-a-lot
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(01-09-2014, 03:27 PM)PollCat Wrote: I wonder if a chin strap would help you keep your mouth closed; thus eliminating any incriminating speeches. Laugh-a-lot

lol
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(01-09-2014, 03:27 PM)PollCat Wrote: I wonder if a chin strap would help you keep your mouth closed; thus eliminating any incriminating speeches. Laugh-a-lot

The standard ones probably wouldn't hold tight enough. I'd suggest duct tape; specifically, Gorilla Tape... it's good stuff.

... of course the safest route is to not do anything in secret that you'd be afraid of revealing to someone during your sleep time. Whistle


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(01-09-2014, 06:16 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:
(01-09-2014, 03:27 PM)PollCat Wrote: I wonder if a chin strap would help you keep your mouth closed; thus eliminating any incriminating speeches. Laugh-a-lot

The standard ones probably wouldn't hold tight enough. I'd suggest duct tape; specifically, Gorilla Tape... it's good stuff.

... of course the safest route is to not do anything in secret that you'd be afraid of revealing to someone during your sleep time. Whistle


(...just sayin'...) Eat-popcorn

Rolleyes Smiles unfortunately or fortunately I don't know which because I do not know exactly what I said. I do know that I have had girlfriends interrogate me in my sleep and got answers they did not like. Have you ever had to plead innocent to what you did not know you said?
I like the full face mask for this reason.
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#7
I have often wondered about this sort of thing myself. I had a buddy in the military who would talk in his sleep. We would sit and talk back to him and it would mess with his dreams. Those were fun times. My wife does this at times. She really went through a period where she was doing it several times a week. She would say all types of things that were crazy or mean. She would claim that she didn't recall saying any of it and never does when she is asleep. I don't know if that is true or not, but there were times that her "sleep talking" was hurtful.
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I know for me it is only if I somehow wake all the way up while it is happening that I remember anything I said. Even then it is only the last few words just before the foggy wake up.
I know from what I do remember that it is a long ways from reality. I say some pretty outrageous things while sleeping. I would prefer to not have that awkward little idiosyncrasy. ... smiles...

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