Although you’ve probably heard a loved one or mate chattering to themselves while they were asleep, it’s a relatively uncommon occurrence.
Referred to as somniloquy, it only happens to about five per cent of the population.
Sometimes it’s funny or filled with expletives, and other times it’s downright strange.
Taking to Tumblr, the unnamed woman wrote:
My boyfriend just woke up, mostly still asleep and told me 'don’t worry, it’s getting better' in a heavy, American accent, which is unusual for an Australian man.
Hearing him speak to himself, she decided to try and talk to him. Her boyfriend talked back. This is how the conversation went:
'Why are you American?' I asked, to which I got:
'Sorry, it’s getting better' in a stereotypical posh English accent.
'Why are you English?' I asked, amused.
'What is he normally?' He managed to ask.
'He? You’re not anyone else, you’re you.'
'Ugh, me' was the last thing he said, in a right proper Aussie accent before he fell back into proper sleep.
Needless to say, people were a little weirded out by it.
One person commented that the girlfriend had “thwarted a ghost possession by judging his accents".
Another said: “I absolutely do not like that.”
A man shared what happened when he slept-talked with his then girlfriend slept, and it’s terrifying.
I was half asleep in bed w/ my then gf, and I said 'It appears he has left.' She asked me who, and I said, 'The man who was just in our door.'
Nope, nope, nope.