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30 Oct
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Sometimes my roommate  starts murmuring something while sleeping, when I tried to wake him up, he freaked out, to him it felt like I was drowning him. Is  touching or shaking is more traumatic than to just talk to him?

30 Oct
Dr. KV Anand

Doctors Answer

Oct 30, 2015 07:27 PM

Dear, murmuring during sleep is so natural an episode, there is nothing to be panic about it. Many of us does. People murmur when they are in deep sleep. So, naturally, trying to wake the person up will cause sudden startle and the person may even feel traumatic. No problem on that aspect. The best method to make a person stop murmuring will be just alter something on him, bed sheet, trouser etc. Take care.