Do you have a habit of sleep talking? Studies suggest that sleep talkers often mumble profanities and abuses during night time conflicts in dreams and more often than not these angry exchanges are grammatically on point.
According to a latest study published in the journal Sleep, sleep talkers engage in more aggressive talk than polite exchanges.For the study, the team examined sleep-associated speech in 232 adults.The findings revealed that sleep talkers often followed patterns that would ensue in a typical daily conversation and even took pauses to let the other person speak their part.
The French study also stated that men abused more in their sleep than women, and the most recurrent word was ‘No’.The study is considered to be one of the largest investigations into sleep-talking. The study revealed that sleep-talking may correspond to the “punch-line” of a conversation that is the most intense point of the conversation, which can often lead to profanity and verbal abuse later.
The study also stated that the participants may not use the most strongest cuss words in their awake state as much, but the rate was found to be 800 times higher when they were sleep talking. On the other hand polite or kind words were observed only 12 times from 361 episodes.
The subjects were examined across several nights, the number of words along with propositions and speech episodes, frequency, gaps and pauses, and other factors were all tracked in the study.
Language during sleep is mostly a familiar, tensed conversation with inaudible others, suggestive of conflicts, concluded the researchers in the journal.
The findings have challenged previous belief that sleep-talkers become child-like during episodes, suggesting that even while sleeping brain can function at a high level.
Sleep talking is often emerges from irregular sleep patterns or disrupted sleep. Here are foods that may help you sleep better.
1. Warm Milk
Milk is a great sleep supporter. It contains tryptophan, an amino acid which converts into serotonin. Serotonin is known to induce calming effects in the brain. Lack of calcium is also one of the most common causes of disturbed sleep patterns, so get your fill.
Believe it or not a bowlful of cherries can send you off to sleep. Cherries are one of the few natural foods that contain melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It is known to regulate your sleep and wake cycles and control the internal body clock.
Bananas can help bring a satisfying sleep because they contain magnesium and potassium – both of which are natural muscle-relaxants. They are also packed with the good carbs that make you feel sleepy. Sweet potato is another great source of sleep inducing carbohydrates.
Flaxseeds are a good source of omega-3 acids, magnesium and tryptophan. Magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant. Tryptophan helps in releasing serotonin, the pleasure hormone and omega 3 acids are known to reduce instances of anxiety and depression.
Almonds are dense with magnesium that will help you catch more quality shut-eye. Besides this, they help in regulating your blood sugar levels while sleeping. Walnuts are great too as they contain tryptophan.
Load up on these foods for a catch more Zzzs during night- eat right to sleep tight.