A 29-year-old female asked:
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my baby girl of 7 months keeps crying in her sleep ( hysterically) and sometimes i cant calm her down and have to wake her before she stops crying.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep issues: When an infant or toddler does not awaken immediately to your touch, they are not having a nightmare. The process is called a night terror & is a much deeper stage of sleep. It often happens when they have poor sleep habits or are sleep deprived. If you watch it & let it pass, they won't be confused when you wake them. Improve their sleep duration & it should pass. Or see their doc.
Answered on Sep 4, 2018

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