This ‘innocent’ habit may be a sign of Parkinson’s disease and dementia

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Have you never talked in you sleep but are you suddenly starting to do it when you’re about 50? It could mean something is not right. When you start to dream out loud, it could mean that something is going wrong in your brain claims Rafael Pelayo, researcher for Sleep Medicine Health at Standford Health. He says that this can possibly be a sign of dementia or Parkinson’s disease. He recommends that, when this happens, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible to find out if you have either disease.

No cause for concern

Did you by chance talk in your sleep last night and does it scare you reading this? That’s not so strange as Pelayo’s statement seems very extreme and frightening. Not every nocturnal story has to be a guarantee for dementia or Parkinson’s disease. According to James Rowley from the Detroit Medical Center, talking in your sleep can also be caused by stress, fear, and depression. Rowley states that when talking in your sleep is combined with anxious dreams, recurring nightmares, or sleep apnea, it is wise to visit a doctor. It could indicate that you have a sleep disorder that is caused by an underlying mental problem. However, in a lot of cases, talking in your sleep is completely innocent and not related to any disease or mental problem.

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