Twitter users share their funniest sleep talking stories in viral thread

London, UK - When Joanna Hardy shared the hilarious story of her partner talking in her sleep, she sparked a viral Twitter thread, with thousands of people contributing their own nocturnal experiences.

In the middle of his sleep, a man started talking. His wife shared the funny incident on Twitter (r). (stock image)
In the middle of his sleep, a man started talking. His wife shared the funny incident on Twitter (r). (stock image)  © 123RF/Piotr Marcinski & Twitter/Screenshot/Joanna__Hardy

Joanna did not wake up after a good night's sleep on Tuesday. "Good morning to everyone except my partner who, at 2am, mid-dream, sat bolt upright in bed and terrifyingly shouted into the dark: 'Will there to be a buffet?'" she tweeted crankily.

The hilarious story immediately went viral. More than 165,000 likes and over 11,000 re-tweets followed, but that wasn't all.

It turns out that Joanne isn't the only one who to experience sleep talking from a loved one. The replies came poring in by the thousands, as people were eager to share their own unforgettable quotes.

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Twitter user Jack Archibald's case was particularly popular. His wife woke him up whispering, "probably not going to need all these parachutes." Another time, she frantically shook him awake, only to announce, "I think we should go to sleep now," before rolling over and promptly snoozing off again.

Twitter users share crazy sleep talking stories

Numerous people have experienced somniloquy

In addition to snoring, sleep talking or walking can ruin a good night's sleep.
In addition to snoring, sleep talking or walking can ruin a good night's sleep.  © Felix Hörhager/dpa

But it isn't just words that cause a lot of confusion in the middle of the night. For Huw Pritchard, things got physical, but no less bizarre.

One time he woke up to the feeling of his foot doing circles in the air. At first, he dismissed it as a dream, but then it happened again. As he opened his eyes, Huw saw his wife at the bottom of the bed, moving his foot around. To top it all off, she then asked: "Is this an arm?"

Aside from being extremely funny, this kind of behavior is apparently also quite normal. According to the Sleep Foundation, up to 66% of all people have experienced episodes of sleep talking and it's common for a person to have at least one episode during their lifetime.

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It's definitely nothing to be afraid of. True, a partner muttering strange things in the dark can be scary, but it's not an indication of any serious underlying issues.

Fun fact: the technical term for this curious phenomenon is somniloquy.

Cover photo: 123RF/Piotr Marcinski & Twitter/Screenshot/Joanna__Hardy

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