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My son wakes up every night ina terrified state what do i need to do for the last seven nights my 7 year old wakes up around the same time crying and acting as though he was scared to death he says things that don't make since, snores with his eyes wide o

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Dr. Michael Stern
Dentistry 49 years experience
See a neurologist: This is not normal. I am aware of rare instances of types of epilepsy that can cause things like this in a child. It would take extreme testing by a pediatric neurologist to screen for this disorder.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Night terrors 7 yr p: Night terrors although are not common are not unheard of in this age group. U need to monitor his day time activites and avoid circumstances he gets upset in, night terrors are usually what the brain plays out from the daytime occurrances. If this does nto help u should see a neurologist.

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Last updated Mar 30, 2013

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