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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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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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What stage of sleep is associated with night terrors?

What stage of sleep is associated with night terrors?

Initial Stages: Typically, night terrors are associated with the earlier phases if sleep and commonly occur before midnight. That is in contrast to night mares, which are associated with later stages of sleep and with rem sleep. Night mares more commonly occur after midnight, although there are exceptions. While an unpleasant nuisance, both night terrors and night mares are normal. Most kids "grow out of" them. ...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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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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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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Can you consciously control problems like night terrors or sleep walking?

Can you consciously control problems like night terrors or sleep walking?

That's the problem: ...They are unconscious behaviors that are not made aware to our consciousness. If we were concious of our sleepwalking, it would just be "walking." sleep is our normal state of unconsciousness. Only necessary behaviors are generally permitted during sleep: breathing, shifting our weight for comfort in sleep, etc. Sleep walking or talking can be influenced by other concious persons. ...Read more

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I have been having night terrors lately and also have been scratching to the point of breaking skin in my sleep. What should I do?

I have been having night terrors lately and also have been scratching to the point of breaking skin in my sleep. What should I do?

See your doctor: Sounds like you have anxiety issues...I would see your doctor to discuss medications...An antiosychotic may be a good short term solution...For a longer term solution, you should see a therapist. ...Read more

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My son is 5 months and he wakes up screaming and then goes back to sleep, he will do it 3-4 times a night, could it be night terrors?

My son is 5 months and he wakes up screaming and then goes back to sleep, he will do it 3-4 times a night, could it be night terrors?

Probably not terrors: Night terrors occur in toddlers and preschoolers. Frequent night time wakening from a from painful experience like acid reflux would be more likely. ...Read more

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I have chronic night terrors they seem to be getting worse and are disrupting my sleep and making me tired I also feel like I have generalised anxiety?

Night terrors: As the first answer noted these can be complex problems that might need a psychiatrist. That said you might look into a drug called prazosin, it's a blood pressure drug that when used in small quantities has helped people to overcome this type of night terror. It was first used in post traumatic stress syndrome. ...Read more

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Night terrors? My daughter is 2 years old she is constantly having night terrors. She cries sometimes and kicks and is constantly all over the bed? What can I do, because I really feel like she is getting the necessay sleep for a child? Where do night ter

Night terrors? My daughter is 2 years old she is constantly having night terrors. She cries sometimes and kicks and is constantly all over the bed? What can I do, because I really feel like she is getting the necessay sleep for a child? Where do night ter

If: If she is consistently waking around 2-3 hours after falling asleep, try going into her room around 1 hour after falling asleep and gently touching her to bring her out of a deep sleep without fully awakening her. This may alter her sleep cycle and help to alleviate the night terrors. Do this for several nights. It may help prevent the night terrors. ...Read more

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I've been having night terrors and lucid dreaming, trouble sleeping. What could be wrong?

I've been having night terrors and lucid dreaming, trouble sleeping. What could be wrong?

Insomnia: Consult with your doctor to rule out any medical issues. Also confide in those close to you to see if you can discover what is troubling you in your life, you are likely trying to resolve some difficulty while you sleep, it may be creating frieghtening content. If sleep continues to be disrupted consult a mental health professional who can help you uncover the stressors. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 2 year old to have "night terrors" at everynap/bed time within 30 minutes of sleep and throughout the whole sleep time? The baby sleeps for 30 minutes, wakesup screaming, goes back to sleep for 30 minutes and wakes up again. It has been

Is it normal for a 2 year old to have "night terrors" at everynap/bed time within 30 minutes of sleep and throughout the whole sleep time? The baby sleeps for 30 minutes, wakesup screaming, goes back to sleep for 30 minutes and wakes up again. It has been

Maybe not: It is not really common or normal for a child to have such frequent episodes as you describe. What does the pediatrician say? You may want to seek out further evaluation with a pediatric neurologist, a child psychiatrist or a developmental pediatrician who can perform some tests just to make sure it's nothing serious. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm an insomniac who has night terrors and maybe sleep apnea?

What do you suggest if I'm an insomniac who has night terrors and maybe sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Have an md perform a thorough evaluation including a witnessed overnight sleep study to determine if you have central or obstructive sleep apnea. A proper diagnosis is essential before the appropriate treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter has night terrors a couple times a week, and screams in her sleep. Any ideas as to why?

My 5 year old daughter has night terrors a couple times a week, and screams in her sleep. Any ideas as to why?

Speak to doctor: Some children have night terrors which pass with time. Obviously, a more detailed history of your daughter would be necessary in order to determine if there could be anything triggering these or if they are likely to pass. Have to spoken to her pediatrician about the problem? ...Read more

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I'm screaming very loud in my sleep but can't remember this in the morning. They called it night terrors but why do I have it?

No single cause: Night terrors can occur if the sufferer does not eat a proper diet, get the appropriate amount or quality of sleep (e.g. Sleep apnea), is enduring stressful events in their life or if they remain untreated.

Adult night terrors often respond to treatments to rectify causes of poor quality or quantity of sleep.

There is no scientific evidence of a link between night terrors and mental illness. ...Read more

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Having sleep paralysis and night terrors when I wake up in the morning and having hallucinations while awake. What can help treat this?

Need sleep eval: Please see a sleep disorders specialist to rule out physical and sleep related causes. One specializing in neurology or psychiatry would be best qualified to sort this out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm suffering terribly with night terrors. I am always exhausted but at night I struggle to sleep and when I do I have awful night terrors eachnight?

I'm suffering terribly with night terrors. I am always exhausted but at night I struggle to sleep and when I do I have awful night terrors eachnight?

Sleep apnea?: 'nightmares' are one of the parasomnias that can occur at night while sleeping, or trying to sleep. They may be associated with sleep apnea.
Consulting a specialist trained in sleep medicine can lead to treatment for this problem and could eliminate the parasomnia described as 'night terror'. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has been having night terrors. If I hear her screaming / crying in her sleep should I wake her up when this is happening?

My 4yr old has been having night terrors. If I hear her screaming / crying in her sleep should I wake her up when this is happening?

Observe: The kids with night terrors are often sleep deficient and enter deep sleep state like sleep walkers. Kids with nightmares will waken immediately to light touch, night terrors do not and you should let it run its course. Most last 5-10 min. If you shake to wake it frightens them. Nt are not remembered. A change in sleep routine that permits as little as 15 min more sleep/night will often end these. ...Read more

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My 13mth old has had 3 night terrors since june. Tonight from overtired-missed nap. Crying loudly and unresponsive, even w/eyes open 2hrs into sleep.

My 13mth old has had 3 night terrors since june. Tonight from overtired-missed nap. Crying loudly and unresponsive, even w/eyes open 2hrs into sleep.

Night terrors: You are on target with a night terror label. These are common for kids with poor sleep habits and reflect a rapid entry into deep sleep triggered by that deficit. It is similar to sleep walking in older kids and adults. Improving the night ritual with some wind down time, reading or other comforting activity helps along with gaining as little as a half hour per night of sleep will usually end them. ...Read more

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Best medication (s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc?

Best medication (s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc?

Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxietyor depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Best medication (s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc?

Best medication (s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc?

Night terrors: From experience teaching Planned Dream Intervention to over 35, 000 people world-wide, I most strongly recommend learning this skill over any medication. When you have disturbing experiences you are going to have unusual or frightening content in your dreams but there is no validity to dream interpretation. My No More Nightmares class teaches clients how to sleep through their dreams-without drugs! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with PTSD due to an abusive relationship can you prescribe me something to help me sleep I have night terrors and for anxiety?

Only your primary: Physician or mental heath provider can prescribe a mild sleep medication, but it also important to get counseling, individual therapy to be better able to cope and work your way to recovery. ...Read more

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I take trazodone to help me sleep because of anxiety and depression. I've heard that it is supposed to help with night terrors and such. Yet I still get night terrors and lucid dreams. Is there anything I can do to help with these?

I take trazodone to help me sleep because of anxiety and depression. I've heard that it is supposed to help with night terrors and such. Yet I still get night terrors and lucid dreams. Is there anything I can do to help with these?

Traz: May consider a different nighttime medication. There are a few medications that help with nightmares assoc with ptsd but usually I do not recommend adding a medication to manage the side effects of another medication. ...Read more

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Every time I fall asleep with the lights on I night terrors? Is that odd?

Every time I fall asleep with the lights on I night terrors? Is that odd?

Depends: If you can remember having night terrors, then odds are probably not night terrors and it could be something else. Anything that disrupts our deep sleep can elicit complex, unwanted behaviors. Noise, physical discomfort, periodic limb movements, sleep apnea can trigger these events. Not sure how lights could elicit these, but certainly possible you may only remember these events when lights are on. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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


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