Question: I sleep-talk some, and friends throughout my life have noted it, from about the time I was 9 years old. I have woken myself up twice screaming in distress from a dream, once when I was 12/13 and once very recently, while on vacation. However, more often, I speak aloud a thought that occurs to me during a dream. If there’s someone nearby, and that person speaks to me, I respond back, in full fluency, though after waking I remember nothing of the conversation.
Aside from “dreaming aloud” from time to time, I have been known to integrate noises around me into my dreams, and respond to people talking to me, as if I were perfectly awake, whilst remembering none of our interactions. This occurs outside of the context of a dream, typically, though sometimes while dreaming I hear such noises, and my mind puts them into the dream.Should I be worried?