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What is the difference between a night mare and terror?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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