Question: I had a full conversation with my girlfriend whilst she was sleeping. First, she was incoherent and was talking about skateboards, so I woke her up. She then went back to sleep, and we had a full conversation where I was asking her questions etc. about our relationship, her past relationships etc. where she was answering everything honestly, completely – I trust my girlfriend and she only confirmed things I already knew.
She told me to tell myself (in reality) a few things that she said that she couldn’t tell me whilst awake. I asked her who she was talking to, and she said she was on a bench, talking to a man with a blindfold on. She said that she knew she was asleep, and that she hoped that I would wake her in the morning before I went to university, because she would miss me knowing she wouldn’t see me until later that night. I stopped asking questions and after a minute, she said, why have you stopped talking to me? So I asked who has stopped talking, and she said, you, the man with the blindfold. She also moved a lot – if it was something emotional, she would grip me and hug me tightly. When I tested her and told her that Daniel (me) was cheating on her (which I am not) she ripped away, and hit me and started crying, saying that she knew it wasn’t true and
that I was a bitch for lying to her. I eventually woke her up, and she was annoyed, not knowing why. I explained it all to her and she freaked out. Wow. I can’t find any information on any of this. Help?

Answer: What an incredibly interesting experience Daniel. I have heard many times before about conversations with a sleep talker (such as this humorous visitor submission), and even conversations involving both parties sleep talking to each other (such as this one), but rarely are they this personal. Most of the time they are filled with pretty nonsensical things.I can’t offer you much insight from what I know about what would have caused such open, honest, and intriguingly strange responses from your girlfriend. But what you say about her moving around and responding physically to what you say leads me to believe that there may be some element of sleepwalking to what she experienced. Counterintuitively, sleepwalking doesn’t necessarily have to involve walking, but rather episodes can take place completely within the confines of the bed. And communicating with a sleepwalker during an episode and getting coherent responses also happens quite frequently.If you (or anyone who’s reading) has anymore thoughts on this, please feel free to share by using the “Post Comments” link below.

Thanks for your question and good luck,
Kevin