eli5 why do we talk in our sleep?

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eli5 why do we talk in our sleep?

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During sleep, the brain kinda puts the body on standby mode. It stops a lot of the voluntary nerve signals from leaving your brain.

It can then use the brain to dream. Using the same parts of the brain during the dream as when you’re awake. ( Movement part of the brain to walk around in the dream, mouth part of brain to talk in your dream )

Sometimes this “standby mode” lets a signal through. This can come out as speaking, moving, or actually walking in some cases.

Standby mode not shutting down properly can also result in sleep paralysis.

there is no one answer to this question as there can be many different reasons why people talk in their sleep. some possible explanations include: stress or anxiety, sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or night terrors, medications that cause side effects like talking in your sleep, and even drinking alcohol before bed. in most cases, talking during sleep is harmless and doesn’t indicate any underlying medical condition. however, if you’re concerned about why you or someone else is talking during sleep, it’s best to consult with a doctor or sleep specialist to rule out any potential causes.

No one does this ly5…
It’s probably because you’re talking in your dreams, but you wake up a bit during your dreams and keep talking