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Night Terror While Awake
My 4yo had a night terror but he was wide awake
This happened at school and I didn't witness it. ?
Having sleep paralysis and night terrors when i wake up in the morning and having hallucinations while awake. What can help treat this?
Can't sleep cause every time I drift off, I get a night terror and am awake again. Arms also go numb. Psych appt next week. What can I do till then?
See below: A night terror is called a parasomnia or sleep associated disorder, it is not a dream but an effect of sleep probably related to faulty or immature autoniomic and limbic arousal...In adults it could signal some other brain issue. A nightmare might signal some uncomfortable unconsious issues but are considered dreams and as such not abnormal...Unless they bug you. ...Read more
Called a parasomnia: Night terrors take place in deep sleep but are not in the dream phase of sleep. The person having them is really not awake and they go away spontaneously. The person usually has no recollection of them. They usually stop in childhood and are uncommon in adult life. If they suddenly appear in adulthood, i would recommend seeing your doctor to look for other sleep issue. ...Read more
Support: Supportive...They go away on their own lasting only a few minutes...You likely won't wake them and watching them to make sure there is no injury is all you need to do. ...Read more
Nightmare: Unpleasant dream that can cause strong negative emotions such as fear/horror/sadness/despair/anxiety. It usually awakens the dreamer in a state of distress. Can be caused by physical issues such as fever or opiates for pain , or by psychological issues such as stress/anxiety. Night terror is more severe & causes more distress. ...Read more
Can but shouldn't: 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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