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What treatment is available for night terrors?

What treatment is available for night terrors?

Child will grow out: Unfortunately there is no particular treatment for night terrors, children usually grow out of it. It occurs in about six % of children between ages 3 to 12. Sleep hygiene, comfort of the child during the day should help. Parents of the child end suffering with sleep disturbance. Keep faith your child will grow out of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Night Terrors (Definition)

Night terrors is a sleep condition that most often occurs in kids 3 to 12 years of age. Kids will often wake up suddenly terrified, screaming, and exhibiting signs of fight or flight such as rapid heart beat and sweating. Night terrors are different than nightmares or bad dreams in that night terrors are not dreams (which by definition occur in REM sleep) and kids will not remember ...Read more


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Is there such a thing as night terrors in adults? If so, is there a treatment?

Is there such a thing as night terrors in adults? If so, is there a treatment?

It can happen: Sleep terrors are period of awakenings described by others as intense. Patients usually yell, scream, look frightened and are unable to be consoled. Almost all cases happen in young children. If you can recall these events they are less likely sleep terrors and probably something else. What that is requires a good assessment and maybe a sleep study if it is causing problems. ...Read more

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How common are night terrors as a child?

How common are night terrors as a child?

Fairly common: Night terrors are common deep sleep phenomena that are developmentally normal and can occur between 1-3 years of age. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop night terrors?

Can i tell me how i can stop night terrors?

Night terrors: There is some evidence that night terrors can result from being overtired, hence creating a bedtime schedule can help. Also, if chronic, waking you up around the time they may occur (first few hours of sleep) can also help. Medications are rarely needed, and one old remedy some still use is valium for short period of time. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wake a baby having night terrors?

Is it bad to wake a baby having night terrors?

Yes: True night terrors will self limit in minutes (up to 15) & the kid will never remember the event.They will be frightened if a scared looking parent wakens them for no apparent reason. Nightmares tend to occur early in the morning & the kid will awaken as soon as the sense a light touch on their skin. If it takes more than that, let them be. ...Read more

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What must I do if my child has night terrors often?

What must I do if my child has night terrors often?

More sleep: Night terrors, sleep walking & sleep talking are events that tend to occur more in kids that have sleep deficits. Kids with poor sleep habits, irregular evening routines or who fight to stay awake are more likely to have these events. Developing a good evening routine & adequate nap time will often see this problem fade away. ...Read more

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Help! what does it mean if i'm having night terrors?

Help! what does it mean if i'm having night terrors?

Night Terrors?: It means you are 30 years younger than you stated. Night terrors are self limiting and occur in young chidren. Nightmares are more likely. Thereare lots of reasons for nightmares. Probaby being anxious about something is the most common cause, . ...Read more

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Please help, i've been having night terrors nonstop?

Please help, i've been having night terrors nonstop?

Night terrors: Please see the accompanying article on night terrors. Treatments consist of psychotherapy and occasionally medications, especially klonopin (clonazepam). The article is an excellent review of night terrors in adults. Sleep.Lovetoknow.Com/night_terrors_in_adults includes: night terror episodes, causes of night terrors in adults, diagnosing night terrors, and treating night terrors. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age usually seen for night terrors ?

I've seen it @ 2y: More often described in 5-7yo kids, I have seen this occur in kids as young as 2. I't may occur in some form at an earlier age but discussing the event with the child is a large part of separating nightmares from night terrors. In younger kids they cannot report what they remember. ...Read more

Terror (Definition)

Terror is a feeling of extreme fear. Terror can occur with ...Read more