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    inquiry1234 posted:
    Hello,

    In the past I've had some issues with sleep talking.. the frequency can vary, but my girlfriend has informed me that I have been very rude and angry at her when I talk in my sleep. It has gotten to the point that we are both afraid for me to sleep next to her because I don't want anything to happen. I "woke up" the other night while she was on the computer next to me and sternly told her to "turn my computer off and stop playing her game". There have been other instances where I am completely rude/mean to her both if she tries to wake me up or even if I am simply just sleeping. I even bopped her in the face once night; she waited until I woke up and explained what happened. I was shocked and have never felt so terrible. Even if there is no interaction between her and I, she told me a still mumble things a bit. I have no recollection of anything I ever say in my sleep, but it is really weirding me out. I feel horrible that I'm making my girlfriend feel uncomfortable, I would never say anything like that and I'm not sure completely what to do. My sleep schedule lately has been a bit random; staying up pretty late and such and I have been under some personal stress.

    Is there anything I can do? Any hints/tips/opinions/suggestions?? Should I see a doctor?

    Thank you
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Inquiry and welcome to WebMD,

    Sleep talking is one of the common parasomnias . Click on the link there and do some reading. And yes, you should see your doctor, especially as it's escalated to physical striking out.

    It may also help if your girlfriend goes with you so she can understand this is not something over which you have any control and it doesn't mean that anything you say to her is a real issue for you.


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