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?
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"