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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

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 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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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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Can smoking weed cause chronic agitation and night terrors even though i haven't smoked for three weeks?

Can smoking weed cause chronic agitation and night terrors even though i haven't smoked for three weeks?

Yes: We are beginning to appreciate that cannabis has a withdrawal syndrome that includes increased irritability and insomnia. These symptoms will eventually go away, provided there is nothing else that can account for them, but you'll have to stay off cannabis. ...Read more

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Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Sleep Deprivation: can increase risk of having a night terror. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of night terrors in a healthy, 22y/o female? There is no history of any type of abuse and no other known sleep disorder.

What are the possible causes of night terrors in a healthy, 22y/o female? There is no history of any type of abuse and no other known sleep disorder.

Adult night terrors?: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/night-terrors/basics/definition/con-20032552 True sleep terrors are uncommon in adults. Check out the link above for more information, including possible causes and treatments. Best wishes ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition consisting of mood swings, ...Read more


Terror (Definition)

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