InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:
- In the study, researchers found that sleep talkers said the word “no” four times more often in their sleep than when awake. And the F-word popped up during sleep talking at a rate of more than 800 times than what was spoken while awake.
The findings may reflect what’s called the “Threat Simulation Theory,” which is one explanation for the function of dreams, according to the study. The theory posits that dreams are simulations that help “train” people for threats that could happen while awake, providing an evolutionary purpose for dreaming.
Worried you might say something you regret when talking in your sleep? Your concerns may be justified: According to a recent study from France, your midnight mumblings may be more negative and insulting than what you say while awake. In the study, researchers found that sleep talkers said the word “no” four times more often in their sleep than when awake.
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