If you or (possibly even more annoying) someone close to you regularly talks in their sleep, what can you do about the sleep talking?
Everyone talks in their sleep occasionally. Usually it’s a side effect of a particularly vivid dream or nightmare.
But when your sleep talking turns from an occasional problem to something that happens near enough every night, it’s time to do something!
Ways to help reduce sleep talking
- Try cutting down on things like alcohol and caffeine – these can disturb your sleep patterns.
- Make sure you eat a good diet. Cut down on the junk food and sugary drinks.
- Don’t drink diet soda either – switch to water or no-added sugar juice.
- Make sure that you’re getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep can make your sleep talking worse.
- Unwind before you go to bed – if your mind is too active, it could manifest this as sleep talking.
- Take time out for yourself to relax – listen to your favorite music, go for a walk in the park, maybe take a swim, anything to help you to relax more.
- Establish a regular bed time – our bodies like routine and this should help reduce your sleep talking.
- Keep the temperature of your bedroom consistent. Too hot or too cold and you won’t get a good night’s rest.
- Make sure you are relaxed before you go to sleep. This can be anything from carrying out a simple meditation through to making sure that you don’t watch scary movies (or the news!) too close to sleeping.
If none of those cure your sleep talking, then it’s also worth investigating hypnosis.
Because hypnosis works at a deep level, it can help your unconscious mind to deal with your sleep talking problem.
Listening to the MP3 just before you go to sleep will help you to get a good night’s rest without chattering away whilst you sleep.