7 Weird Things That Can Happen While You Sleep

WEIRD THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHILE YOU SLEEP

Sleep-talking

About 5 percent of adults yap in their sleep, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Most pillow-talk sessions last only about 30 seconds on average.

“It often happens within the first hour or two of sleep when your body is entering into deep stages of sleep, but there’s still enough muscle tone to produce sounds or movements that may accompany dreams,” says Dr. Winter

WEIRD THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHILE YOU SLEEP

Recurring dreams

“Dreaming is a way for your brain to sort out things it needs to reevaluate and process before it can file them away as memories,” Dr. Winter says. “Recurring dreams may happen with unresolved psychological issues your brain is trying to sort out.”

Oftentimes, recurring dreams are based partly in reality.

“If you were robbed at the grocery store, you might replay that over and over during sleep until you come to grips with it–whereas if you went to the store to get bread and milk, your brain would process it right away and move on,” Dr. Winter adds.

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