Sleep talking, or “somniloquy,” is considered a disorder amongst adults. According to sleep.org, it’s more common in men and children, and while children tend to grow out of it, about 5% of adults remain sleep talkers. It isn’t considered serious itself, but it is linked to other issues. Factors such as stress, drugs, alcohol, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, or fever can cause a person to start chit-chatting while they doze.
While most of us have likely been told by a bed pal at one point or another that we’ve made some brief, incoherent utterances in our sleep—a moan, a grumble, a slur, maybe a laugh or two, some people go beyond that. Some people have full-blown, ridiculously funny conversations with themselves that would have you going “wtf did you just say?” But sleep talking doesn’t come from the conscious mind, so don’t give too much credence to what comes out of their mouth. It’s mostly gibberish.
Check out these posts on Twitter and Reddit from people who were in stitches over the funny sh*t their significant other said while snoozing.
H: the faucet.
Me: who's faucet baby?
H: faucet not pause it
Me: like a sink faucet?
H: shut up! ….yes. It's short.
— iz (@izzy9710) November 20, 2016
Ben, to me, in his sleep just now: Red?
Me: I'm sorry..?
— MK Mack (@MaryKMack) November 1, 2016
— Gregory August (@Gregory__August) October 31, 2016
— SJaye (@Sammee_Jayne) October 6, 2016
Wake up scratching my ankle. Corey wakes up: "Wanna get my back? I didn't get it scratched in gin school."
— Emily☕️🎄 (@epsmythsonian) July 26, 2016
*looks out of window fast asleep* 'why are we inside a giant strawberry!?' #sleeptalker
— Rachel Sidwell (@RachelSidwell1) July 1, 2016
— Sleepy Talk w/ Arik (@SleepyTalkArik) June 6, 2016
— Amanda Fonseca (@escouhmanduh) April 18, 2016
While napping, Nick looked over at me & said, "Why are there all these aluminum trees in the room?!" then went back to sleep. 😳 #sleeptalker
— Rachel Caroline (@ray_caroline5) April 3, 2016
— t a r y n davidson (@tarynaki_sauce) March 15, 2016
"He's got some Bourbon in the tent, and slime and jellied eels" Words from the #sleeptalker tonight
— Mel (@BouncinTigger) December 29, 2015
— 👑Sovereign👑 (@lonelysovereign) September 23, 2015
— Miss Pippa Minty (@PippaMinty) November 4, 2016
— Heidi Rae (@HideeRae) October 19, 2016