- Genetics: It has been shown in many studies that sleep talking can run in the family.
- Sleep disorders, including nightmares, sleep apnea, “confusional arousals,” and REM sleep behavior disorder.
- Sleep deprivation
- Sleepiness during the day
Sleep talking, formally known as somniloquy, is a sleep disorder defined as talking during sleep without being aware of it. Sleep talking can be triggered by a few different components: