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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?

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In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sleep entry disorder

A working concept places this process as a sleep entry disorder.The idea is that a short or longer term deficit in restorative sleep, leads to a rapid entry into deep sleep instead of the usual glide through stages.
The events are similar in sleep talking/walking/terrors. Sometimes altering the pre-sleep schedule to allow as little as a half hour more/day can reduce/end the episodes.

In brief: Sleep entry disorder

A working concept places this process as a sleep entry disorder.The idea is that a short or longer term deficit in restorative sleep, leads to a rapid entry into deep sleep instead of the usual glide through stages.
The events are similar in sleep talking/walking/terrors. Sometimes altering the pre-sleep schedule to allow as little as a half hour more/day can reduce/end the episodes.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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