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What can be done about Night Terrors?

What can be done about night terrors

Night terrors can be very stressful and frightening. When a child has a night terror he/ she is so deep into the dream, he cannot hear the person trying to wake him, even though the child may look at you and seem to be awake. Often a child may cry out, ask for help, thrash, kick, and scream — but cannot be comforted.

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to help your child during the actual episode except to make sure he is safe. Just take comfort in the fact that the night terror is short-lived.




If your child has night terrors, you can try to interrupt his/her sleep in order to prevent one. Here is how to do it:

Have you had any experience with night terrors? What helped?

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