Sometimes at night I get lonely, and I want to talk. I’ll talk to almost anyone out there who’ll listen. Why do you think this is? I’m really not desperate, I just get playful and happy at night. Most of the time, it’s really late at night. Why does the whole rest of the world have to be asleep? Or maybe they just think I’m weird and try to avoid me. Either way, there are many nights where valid conversations are trapped in my head almost bursting out through my ears. That’s why I’m typing this right now.
I think that’s why I sometimes talk to myself too. I used to think that people talking to themselves was VERY WEIRD. Then one day I was driving home from work. I was alone in my car and I looked over to see another driver talking to himself. I quietly chuckled and said, “Haha he’s talking to himself!” It was at that moment that I realized- I talk to myself too. I laughed so hard! Then I said, “I’M talking to myself!” and I laughed some more.
In recent years, I’ve found the value of fighting with myself out loud. Sometimes it’s just for fun… just to occupy my time when no one else wants to listen to me. Other times it’s to work out a problem or to keep my mind on track. Sometimes it’s to let out pent up aggression without hurting any one else. Any way you look at it, it’s a confirmed fact: I talk to myself, I fight with myself, and sometimes… I talk in my sleep.
The cool thing about talking in my sleep, is when I wake myself up. I’m still halfway in the dream and sometimes I keep talking. Other times I stop because I’m disturbing my sleep! The funniest thing about talking in my sleep is this: sometimes other people are in my room or my bed with me, and sometimes when I wake myself up talking, I find that the other person in the room is talking back, but they’re asleep too! We have conversations in our sleep!
My mom once walked in on my sister and I “sleep arguing” about who was oldest. I’m the oldest, so of course I would win, but what a silly thing to fight about! I don’t really recall if I won or not. Who knows anything can happen when you’re talking to yourself- or someone else in your sleep.