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22 Jul 2010

Talking in her sleep
Hi Doc,

My fiance talks a lot in her sleep as well as grinding her teeth. What are the reasons for people talking in their sleep and what can cause her to grind her teeth?

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Sleep Expert
Sleep expert

01 Jan 0001

When we dream, the muscles become paralyzed, preventing sleep-walking and sleep-talking. In some people this mechanism does not work fully, and so one gets the talking. By the way, the content of what she says does not mean anything at all.

Grinding of teeth can be a similar phenomenon, or it can be from anxiety, of it can be a movement disorder, which could even disrupt sleep. Usually its biggest problem is that people wear their teeth down, and she might need a bite plate at night.
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