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How can I treat night terrors?

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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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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What can I take to stop night terrors from occurring, i've been having them for several years?

What can I take to stop night terrors from occurring, i've been having them for several years?

You'll need. Rx: For my patients, i often have success in curbing night terrors with the medication- nortriptyline. You will need a prescription. I always start with the lowest possible dose which is ten milligrams about eight pm. That dose seems to work about half the time, if not; i will try 25 mgs at bedtime. You need a prescription, it's $4.00 at walmart. Good luck. ...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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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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How do I help someone with night terrors? What should I do?

How do I help someone with night terrors?  What should I do?

Leave them alone: 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 a light touch does not waken the kid, leave them alone. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my night terrors go away?

Night terrors: The peak prevalence of night terrors occurs at age five to seven years. Night terrors typically resolve prior to adolescence. I would recommend avoiding or minimizing the intensity of triggers, such as acute stress and sleep deprivation, as well as certain medications including stimulants, neuroleptics (medications that work on the mind), sedatives, and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Sometimes at night I see huge spiders or bugs that aren't there. I have to physically move away and I eventually calm down. I am 25f. Night terrors?

Sometimes at night I see huge spiders or bugs that aren't there. I have to physically move away and I eventually calm down. I am 25f. Night terrors?

Imaginary insects: My professional recommendation is that you consult with a psychiatrist, not a psychologist, as soon as possible. You need to be totally open regards your past medical history, including prescription or non prescription drug use, childhood psychological trauma, wether you feel depressed, anxious in general, and get to the "root" of your imaginary fears. This may involve psychoanalysis and meds. ...Read more

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

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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When i was a kid, i had frequent night terrors - i think this is not uncommon..?

When i was a kid, i had frequent night terrors - i think this is not uncommon..?

Normal phase: Many toddlers and preschoolers have a period of time when they experience night terrors. Although they are very alarming to watch as a parent, children don't typically remember them and are not permanently affected by having them. With time, the phase should pass on its own and everyone will be able to get back to their regular sleep schedules. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger's Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


Terror (Definition)

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