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Is it normal for my son to talk in his sleep when he's having nightmares?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Yes, this is normal and common and not a bad thing at all.

In brief: Yes

Yes, this is normal and common and not a bad thing at all.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Children make all sorts of noises when they sleep, even coherent sentences (actually adults do this too!).
If your child wakes up screaming they may be having a night terror, which is a slightly different type of nightmare. With night terrors a child may scream, breathe faster and have dilated pupils. They will not remember these in the morning, whereas they will remember their nightmares.

In brief: Yes

Children make all sorts of noises when they sleep, even coherent sentences (actually adults do this too!).
If your child wakes up screaming they may be having a night terror, which is a slightly different type of nightmare. With night terrors a child may scream, breathe faster and have dilated pupils. They will not remember these in the morning, whereas they will remember their nightmares.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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