Sleep-talking or somniloquy refers to talking or making sounds during sleep and is usually found in young children.
There may not be any cause for sleep-talking or it may be due to certain conditions like:
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Sleep terrors
- Substance abuse
- Emotional stress
- Sleep deprivation
- Speech or sounds during sleep
- No memory of it on waking up
Sleep-talking is harmless and does not require treatment. In cases due to underlying medical conditions, those conditions need to be treated.
There is no specific prevention for sleep-talking.