Sometimes our own bodies can betray us. An involuntary tic or tell can show your hand in a high-stakes poker game.
Rosy, flushed cheeks can give away our embarrassment. And shaking hands and a dry mouth can let our enemies know of our fear.
Even when we sleep, our bodies can turn against us. There have been many affairs discovered, and misdeeds come to light, from the guilty murmuring words of a sleeping man.
Somniloquy is the technical term for sleep talking. It isn’t always negative. But it is involuntary. Usually sleep talking begins when we are in deep REM sleep, but recent evidence has shown that it can appear at any stage including NREM transitions.
It doesn’t happen to everyone. 50% of children are reported sleep talking, while only 4% of adults experience this sensation. It runs in families and is more prevalent in the face of a fever.
Sometimes dreams are spoken out loud as they occur.
There are other forms of parasomnias (as sleep disorders as they are called), including sleepwalking and sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) – the second can be a real pain for dieters who do everything in their power to restrain themselves in their waking hours. For those with SRED, call of the midnight snack is too great, and they will find themselves gorging on sandwiches by moonlight and waking in the morning with mustard on their faces.
If you want to minimize your chances of sleep talking during the night, may we suggest a Beautyrest mattress. Built with patented pocket coil technology it lulls even the most restful sleeper into a deep, quiet sleep. Also, because it eliminates motion transfer between partners, your wife will be too busy sleeping to be propped up on her elbow, listening to everything you’re saying. When the bed is devoted to sleep – it’s like the sleep talking never happens.
Now is the best time to buy a Simmons Beautyrest mattress as well. For the next few weeks, Simmons Mattress Gallery is having a Midsummer Mattress Sale, and we are giving away Simmons Beautyrest mattresses for up to 60% off.
Drop by our Vancouver mattress store at Broadway and Oak today, enjoy the free parking below, and drive away with a new dream machine that is sure to keep your deepest secrets closely guarded under a blanket of sleep.