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Night Terror While Awake
Woke up with a migraine. Took meds. Went back to sleep. Woke up after a 4 hour night terror. Had a hard time coming fully awake and tingled all day?
Migraine: F of unknown age and medical history. Noes Woke up with a migraine. took meds. Went back to sleep. woke up after a 4 hour night terror. Had a hard time coming fully awake and tingled all day? ANS: If this is unusual for you go to walk in clinic now. Especially if on birth control pills. Can be stroke warning. Let us know what they think.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
People outgrow it: Usually children with night terrors outgrow it, like sleep wallking it is an interruption in the usual sleep cycle and as the child matures so does there sleep cycles. In the meantime parent sshould be calm themselves and calm toward the child. Do not try to wake the child, the child will be confused and will not remember the event even if you do wake them up.
Night Terrors: Night terrors are a common form of sleep disturbance in young children. Unlike a nightmare when a child wakes up, a child experiencing a night terror may cry and cannot be consoled. There is no need to wake up a child experiencing a night terror. More about night terrors: http://kidshealth. Org/en/parents/terrors. Html
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Yes: True night terrors will self limit in minutes (up to 15) & the kid will never remember the event. They will be frightened if a scared looking parent wakens them for no apparent reason. Nightmares tend to occur early in the morning & the kid will awaken as soon as the sense a light touch on their skin. If it takes more than that, let them be.See 1 more doctor answer