SOJ Leila De Lima Diagnosed with Sleep-Talking Disorder

delimaMANILA, Philippines — Doctors at the St. Luke’s Medical Center confirmed today that Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has been diagnosed with a severe case of somniloquy, or more commonly known as ‘sleep-talking’.

Somniloquy or sleep-talking is a parasomnia that refers to talking aloud while asleep,” said Dr. Pedro Capaldi, head of St. Luke’s Sleep Medicine Department. “It can be quite loud, ranging from simple sounds to long speeches, and can occur many times during sleep.”

He added that listeners may or may not be able to understand what the person is saying and that this condition is the result of a person not having enough time when they are awake to say what they want to say. 

“Secretary de Lima has been talking non-stop these past few days,” observed the Doctor. “But no amount of time given by news outlets is enough for this woman.”

“Hence the only natural thing her body and brain can do is to continue talking even when the she is asleep to compensate for that.”

Kasambahays or helpers inside the De Lima household has reported orations and speeches emanating for her room continuing in the wee hours of the morning.

May sinasabi po sya tungkol sa isang listahan, tapos maya-maya ay tungkol naman kay Vhong Navarro,” revealed one of the helpers.

Another helper also heard De Lima talking about food, particularly about pork and beans the other night.

Nagtawanan nalang kami lahat kasi mukhang gutom pa si ate bago matulog,” narrated the helper while giggling. “Tapos sabay sabi nya na natapon daw ni Napoles yung beans.

According to Dr. Capaldi, sleep-talking by itself is harmless as compared to being overly talkative when awake,

“Although sleep talking can wake up others, it’s repercussions are minimal,” he said. 

The doctor added that as alarming as sleep-talking sounds, a more cause for concern is the frequency and the carelessness of revelations being shared by the patient when she’s not asleep. 

“Speaking too much might even backfire for the patient and some of her friends. “


4 thoughts on “SOJ Leila De Lima Diagnosed with Sleep-Talking Disorder

  1. Naku De Lima be careful! Need mong sabihin Kung ano dapat mong sabihin or else forever you’ll think you should have said those things. May kilala kong ganyan nauwi sa mental breakdown. Hindi mapigilan ang sarili na parang nakikipag usap sa dapat nasabi nya dati. Later on Hindi Lang pag natutulog lang yan. Kahit gising din Kasi nasa dibdib mo at subconscious.

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