Why Do We Sleep Talk? Here’s Everything You Should Know.

If you’ve ever shared a bed or slept near another person, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard someone talk in their sleep. Or, perhaps you’ve found out you’re the one sleep talking throughout the night.

Nearly 66% of the population has talked in their sleep in some form, according to a 2010 study. Some mumble nonsense, others deliver captivating monologues or even carry out complex conversations.

Although we don’t totally know why some of us babble during our Zzzs, health experts say that most of the time, sleep talking really isn’t anything to worry about. That said, talking in your sleep could also be a symptom of a much larger health issue.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s really going on.

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