Growing up, I would walk in my sleep. My parents would tell me stories of how I would wake up in the middle of the night and walk into the living room, sound asleep. More often than not - I'd have conversations with them too. Yes, I'm a bonafide sleep talker.
I talk in my sleep while dreaming, that's pretty common. But my husband and I have had conversations that I don't remember because I was sleeping.
I miscarried a child before having my daughter - and as a result of being further along, I needed to have a procedure done in the hospital, requiring general anesthesia. I clearly recall them preparing to "put me under". The next thing I remember, is hearing myself talk, and asking the nurses that I could see in front of me "are they going to get started any time soon? I feel like I've been here forever!". To which I was promptly told that I had been there for quite some time, and they were done. Done??? Which means, yes - I talked throughout my recovery - and more than likely - throughout the surgical procedure as well. I mean, HELLO - I talked enough to wake myself up! What is wrong with me?!?!?!
When I saw my doctor the next morning, I sheepishly asked him if I talked while under anesthesia. To which he smirked at me - said "don't worry, you didn't incriminate yourself about anything..." and laughed. Of course, I prodded further - "well, what exactly did I say?" and he said "lets just say you are one of the most talkative people I've run into in a while. But don't worry, you really didn't say anything that would embarrass you. You just talked about random things - and if I asked a question about anything you said - you launched into a full discussion about it. It was pretty funny actually."
So yes, the myth we've all heard about "truth serum" or talking under anesthesia is not a myth.
Clearly, I am not conversationally challenged - even while I'm asleep!