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Some people curse and say nasty things in their sleep. There’s a good reason.

The Washington Post
By Nicole Edison
January 7, 2018
 

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 as often in their sleep as when awake. And the f-word popped up during sleep talking more than 800 times more frequently than while awake.

Carl Bazil, director of the Division of Sleep and Epilepsy at Columbia University, who was not involved in the study, said that the findings show that sleep speech is much more “complex than expected” and supports the idea that there is “higher brain function” during all stages of sleep. [read more]