What to Know About Toddlers and Sleep Talking

Ognomy has been featured in Sleep.com. Has your toddler ever started speaking gibberish soon after you’ve put them down for a nap? Or maybe you were on vacation, huddled in a hotel room, and you were startled awake by a shout of “No!” or calling for a parent, or even an entire, nonsensical monologue delivered in their sleep! Both of these scenarios can be extremely alarming for parents. But the truth is, sleep talking is pretty normal for toddlers, and even older kids. In fact, talking in one’s sleep peaks between the ages of 2 and 12.