People who know me, will be well aware of the fact that I'm a bit of a chatterbox.
Ever since I was little I have liked to talk. About anything and everything. I just like words.
I also spend quite a lot of the time I am asleep talking, too. Friends have told me this when we've shared rooms. And it seems to run in the family as well. One Christmas while sharing a room with London Aunt and French Cousin 2, we were all sleep talking. London Aunt with expletives (that's all she ever seems to say in her sleep), French Cousin 2 in French and me – well I have no idea what I was saying as I was asleep at the time.
A while ago I downloaded a sleep talking app for my iPhone. It is noise activated and so you leave it running at night and it records anything you say. But after a week of monitoring, I was disappointed that I had yet to be recorded saying anything.
So I stopped using it.
Since FoxyJM and I moved in together however, I've been more than a little talkative – much to his increasing amusement.
In the first week of our new flat, I apparently shouted, 'Fantastic! Fat penguin,' very loudly while he was still awake and reading.
More recently, I proclaimed, 'It's a process!' with what he said was a mix of anger and frustration and then two nights ago, after I'd fallen asleep ahead of him he was lucky enough to hear me declare:
'Invoices. No invoices today. Unless you want them?'
Before rolling over and face planting the pillow.
Cue much mirth from him. And questions the next morning about whether invoices are ever a part of my daily life – they're not.
I've blogged a few times about how I'm always hearing (never deaf) in my dreams – here and here – and I wonder if, because I can hear in them and follow everything that's going on, my brain can't switch off. So I talk my way through them.
I know if I woke up with perfect hearing I wouldn't be able to switch off. So perhaps it's the same in my dreams.
So now, I'm eagerly awaiting the next update from FoxyJM about just what I chatter about in my sleep. And maybe it's time to dig out that sleep talking app again.