The research involved recording night-time conversations involving more than 200 sleep-talkers over several nights to find out the content once the subconscious had kicked in, reports Sputnik International.

Two thirds of people admitted having sleep talked at some point in their lives, prompting the scientists to question why there has not been more research carried out into the subject previously. Apart from health consequences of people who share a bed with a sleep-talker, the researchers said there was an obvious risk of disclosing “secret” information.