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What are the causes of night terrors in teenagers?

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

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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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What do I do to prevent night terrors?

What do I do to prevent night terrors?

Night Terror?: Talk with u physician about it and he can give u medication or refer u to another physician ...Read more

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How do you treat night terrors in 3 year olds?

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How do you treat night terrors in 3 year olds?

Night terrors: Establish bedtime routine, make sure the child gets enough rest, no staying up too late, be patient, do not wake the child up during the attack, make sure the child does not get hurt, and if the attacks occur frequently, consult the Pediatrician for possible sleep studies. ...Read more

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How do you prevent night terrors in family member?

How do you prevent night terrors in family member?

No True Prevention: Night terrors most commonly occur in younger children and are usually associated with younger developmental stages. There is no consistent way to prevent them, and they usually disappear over time. Sometimes there are connected to other sleep related disturbances, and medications to help with sleep may improve the night terrors. ...Read more

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What can I do about my nightmares and night terrors?

What can I do about my nightmares and night terrors?

Therapy: Therapy can help learn to deal with past trauma. Some antidepressant meds and some blood pressure meds can help with night terrors which are different from nightmares. People don't recall night terrors which occur in a different phase of sleep. See a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What stage of sleep is associated with night terrors?

What stage of sleep is associated with night terrors?

Deep sleep: Night terrors are associated with enrty into the deepest sleep stages, which is why concerned parents have difficulty waking a child having one & most victims do not recall the events. Night mares are associated with shallow sleep and are remembered at least breafly by those who have them. ...Read more

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Adult with night terrors, no past trauma, what to do?

Adult with night terrors, no past trauma, what to do?

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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What should I do about bad memories and night terrors?

Therapy: Therapy can help learn to deal with past trauma. Some antidepressant meds and some blood pressure meds can help with night terrors which are different from nightmares. People don't recall night terrors which occur in a different phase of sleep. See a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there anything a child can do to prevent night terrors?

Is there anything a child can do to prevent night terrors?

Sleep deprivation: Sleep issues like sleep walking or night terrors are often found in kids with poor sleep habits. The average teen needs 8-9 hrs/night & occasionally more during growth spurts. If the kid is pushing the limit & developing a sleep deficit these issues come out. Discuss you kids case with doctor & see if other issues need to be assessed with a sleep study, but improving sleep habits may help. ...Read more

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What's theq difference between nightmares and night terrors?

What's theq difference between nightmares and night terrors?

Distinct Differences: Nightmares, dreams that evoke feelings of fear and horror, are considered normal. Night terrors, evoking feelings of dread or terror are considered a sleep disorder. Nightmares are much more common than night terrors. Subjects can usually recall the content of nightmares but not night terrors. Each occurs at different stages of sleep. Night terrors often cause more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm having night terrors whenever I sleep?

What does it mean if I'm having night terrors whenever I sleep?

Recommend medical: Evaluation to get the answer to this question. Sleep medicine ;/ or psychiatric evaluation - can often be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do I deal with the aftermath of night terrors? Scary stuff!

Aftermath?: By definition, a kid will not awake easily during a night terror and will not remember having one. If you grab, hold, shake etc. You will likely scare them if they wake. Most nt are brief, lasting 5+/- min & the kid settles, awakes later refreshed with no recollection of the event. If you waken them, you will confuse them & must explain why you woke them to a kid who doesn't understand why. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I can take to prevent severe 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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Having night terrors combined with hallucinations, what is going on?

Having night terrors combined with hallucinations, what is going on?

See a sleep doc: Go to the american sleep association website and you can type in the word hallucinations for an excellent discussion of the topic. 25% of the population experiences sleep hallucinations, they are more common in women, and often pass with time. Night terrors are common in childhood but can continue on into adulthood. You can read more on them at www. Sleepassociation. Org I recommend a sleep disorders consultation with a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between sleepwalking and having night terrors?

Is there a connection between sleepwalking and having night terrors?

Yes: Sleep walking is usually seen in older kids or adults but both are thought to represent a sleep entry disorder caused by sleep deficits. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a child's night terrors when it doesn't run in the family?

What are the causes of a child's night terrors when it doesn't run in the family?

Sleep entry disorder: Night terrors are often a sign of decreased effective sleep in childhood, with the deficit causing a rapid drop off into the deep sleep state when the problem occurs. Sleep walking and sleep talking are similar in their origin & expression. More predictable & longer sleep periods &/or short naps during the day will often improve sleeping patterns and end the night terrors. ...Read more

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Every so often I get night terrors and I don't know what to do about them. Any helpful ideas?

Sleep entry disorder: If you look at normal sleep entry as a gliding flight path of a plane landing, the night terror tends occur more when you have a crash landing. If you are not getting enough sleep, your sleep deficit adds up & night terrors are more likely. This is similar to sleep walking or sleep talking. Power naps or other methods to respect your individual sleep needs must be followed to avoid this problem. ...Read more

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Are there good ways to prevent people with night terrors from hurting themselves or the surroundings?

Are there good ways to prevent people with night terrors from hurting themselves or the surroundings?

Protect them: Try and keep them in bed. Try and remove things around the bed which could be injurious. For sleep walkers (somnambulism), do not leave the door to the outside so they can escape- dead bolt with a key. ...Read more

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My son is having night terrors every night. He is 6 years old. What can I do to help? He doesn't remember anything in the morning.

Every night?: Most children outgrow their night terrors but it can take 1 to 2 years. Some children have them 2-3 times per week. If this is happening on a nightly basis, it may be best to follow with the pediatrician as there can be medicines or behavior techniques which help. ...Read more

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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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