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Are night terrors linked to hormone levels?

Are night terrors linked to hormone levels?

Probably not: Night terrors occur most commonly in toddlers, and no association with hormones has been suggested. Onset of night terrors in adults may merit a work-up for hormonal changes such as hyperthyroidism or changes associated with menopause. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Night terrors any tips?

Night terrors any tips?

Triggers: If you can, it may be worth getting a sleep study done, where they hook you up to some monitors and watch you sleep. Night terrors can be triggered by low blood sugar and also low oxygen levels. You can try having a small snack an hour or so before bed, and also try breathe right strips and see if those help at all. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you die from night terrors?

Can you die from night terrors?

No.: Night terrors can be scary to parents, since they can be quite dramatic, but it is not harmful to the child. ...Read more

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What causes night terrors in children?

What causes night terrors in children?

Poor sleep patterns: Night terrors/sleep walking and sleep talking are all forms of a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. ...Read more

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How can night terrors for adults be treated?

How can night terrors for adults be treated?

It Depends: It depends on a few different factors. I treat my patients with such conditions with a low dose of a medication called: nortiptyline. One good thing about nortriptyline it is only $4.00 at walmart. But it isn't for everyone and does have some side-effects. I suggest going to see a physician for a check up to see if there could be any thing else going on. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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If I'm having night terrors, what could that mean?

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If I'm having night terrors, what could that mean?

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 my child having night terrors if he screams for me at nite?

Is my child having night terrors if he screams for me at nite?

Specific pattern: Calling out for you at night is unlikely to be a night terror. Night terrors are events that occur in deep sleep like sleep walking, and the child has no memory of the event. If you touch a kid in a night terror, they do not awaken but contine for a time & then relax back into sleep if you let them. Touch a kid in a nightmare & they aleart immediately & know you. If they're just lonely they call. ...Read more

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Are night terrors linked to endocrine problem?

Are night terrors linked to endocrine problem?

No.: Children that have endocrine problems may have night terrors, but there is no known association between night terrors and endocrine problems. Night terrors are a parasomnia, like bed wetting, sleep walking, etc. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for night terrors?

What treatment is available for night terrors?

Sleep terrors: Night terrors usually occur in the 3rd phase of non-rem sleep. Treatment may include: 1. To sleep at a regular schedule. 2. Reassurance and additional comfort during the day time. 3. Psychotherapy or counseling can be helpful. 4. Brief use of a benzodiazepine can reduce night terrors. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with night terrors?

Estimated 2-3%: Mostly a problem in early childhood, male>female; this sleep disorder has a frequency of about 2-3% in kids. I see it from infants to middle childhood. It has a close association with sleep walking and may present in teens for their first event. ...Read more

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Can it be normal for a teenage girl to sometimes have night terrors?

Not normal.: Night terrors in most cases are transient and not disruptive, however some cases might require medical attention. Discuss the problem with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain what do I need to do to get rid of these night terrors?

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Please explain what do I need to do to get rid of these 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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I was wondering what do I need to do to get rid of these night terrors?

Night terrors?: Nightmares more likely in a 36 year old. Night terrors typically occur for a short period in young children. My starting point would be to dicuss this with a trusted primary caregiver first, . ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I always have night terrors when I go to sleep?

Could you explain why do I always have night terrors when I go to sleep?

No, I can't tell you: The reason. But this clearly impacts your quality of life. I would encourage you to discuss with your physician. A sleep medicine referral and possibly a polysomnogram (sleep study) may be in order. Take care. ...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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Why do I experience night terrors when I sleep on the inside of my bed next to the wall?

Why do I experience night terrors when I sleep on the inside of my bed next to the wall?

Night terrors can: Occur in adults, but are much more common in children. They are a sleep disorder during which an adult remains asleep while displaying fearful or aggressive behaviors, & later remembers nothing but dream fragments, as opposed to nightmares from which an adult awakens & remembers details. If you have a recurrent sleep disorder, see your doctor for evaluation & possible referral for a sleep study. ...Read more

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My 2 yo screams and cries at bedtime to the point of hyperventilating. How do I change this? Gets night terrors occas

My 2 yo screams and cries at bedtime to the point of hyperventilating. How do I change this? Gets night terrors occas

Routine: Help her by having a routine - same time each night, quieting the house, limiting exposure to TV and electronics, possibly a bath and a bedtime story. Set up the expectation that sleep is what happens at that time. Make that your normal, and a safe, calming environment. Good luck and be gentle but firm. ...Read more

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Can night terrors in adults cause jumping out of bed around the room and strange screaming for about 1 minute? Thank you

Think about: Think about rem sleep behavior disorder and frontal lobe seizures more than night terrors in this age group. ...Read more

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3year Female long history night terrors&aggressive, violent tantrums. Seems very emotional compared to my other kids. Should I be concerned?

Possibly: What has your pediatrician told you? Your child should be considered for a sleep study given the severity of her parasomnias. ...Read more

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I'm a grown woman and have violent night terrors almost nightly. I'm starting to worry that I'm losing my mind. Is there a solution for this?

I'm a grown woman and have violent night terrors almost nightly. I'm starting to worry that I'm losing my mind. Is there a solution for this?

Night Terrors: Did your night terror predate your current medications? Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause nightmares. Hydromorphone ; oxycodone can cause sleeplessness ; significant psychiatric symptoms. I would have your physician take a look at your medications. A sleep medicine consultation may also be indicated. Psychiatric evaluation might be indicated. ...Read more

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Could someone get ptsd from night terrors?

Yes: Something terrifying can cause trauma including from within (e.g. night terrors). I recommend counseling to help with this. ...Read more

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How can I treat night terrors?

Night terrors: Sleep terrors typically resolve on their own prior to the child reaching adolescence. Triggers to be minimized or avoided include acute stress, sleep deprivation, and certain medications, including sedatives, stimulants, neuroleptics, and antihistamines. ...Read more

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How can you control night terrors?

Not Easy: Night terrors are related to the deepest stages of sleep and most commonly occur in the preschool and early elementary school age range. They tend to be age related and usually disappear over time. They are not usually treated with medication, but occasionally antidepressant medicines will provide some benefit. They are not consistently helpful. Night terrors present no long term health risk. ...Read more

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What can be done for night terrors?

It depends: There are medications that can be quite effective for helping treat sleep terrors. However, it is best to get evaluted by a qualified sleep specialist to determine the exact nature oof your problem. ...Read more

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Tell me about cures for night terrors.?

People outgrow it: Usually children with night terrors outgrow it, like sleep wallking it is an interruption in the usual sleep cycle and as the child matures so does there sleep cycles. In the meantime parent sshould be calm themselves and calm toward the child. Do not try to wake the child, the child will be confused and will not remember the event even if you do wake them up. ...Read more

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Night terrors while awake, what should I do?

Impossible: The definition of clinical night terrors requires that the individual be asleep. ...Read more

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What are the causes of night terrors in teenagers?

Poor sleep patterns: Night terrors/sleep walking and sleep talking are all forms of a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. ...Read more

Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder, " this is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes their life or personal safety, usually occur during the ...Read more


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Night Terrors (Definition)

Night terrors = parasomnia in which a person experiences extreme fear during sleep & ...Read more