night terrors 

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    • Night terrors are common in children aged three to eight years old. A child who experiences night terrors may scream, shout and thrash around in extreme panic, and may even jump out of bed. Their eyes are open, but they are not fully awake.
    • The episodes usually occur in the early part of the night and can continue for several minutes, for up to 15 minutes.
    • Night terrors are more common in children with a family history of night terrors or sleepwalking behaviour.
    • anything that increases your child's amount of deep sleep, such as tiredness, fever or certain drugs
    • anything that makes your child more likely to wake from deep sleep, such as excitement, anxiety or sudden noise
    • The best thing you can do if your child is having an episode of night terrors is to stay calm and wait until the episode passes, making sure your child is safe.Night terrors can be frightening to witness, but they don't cause any harm to your child. You shouldn't attempt to wake them when they are having the episode.
    • This is synonymous with sleep terror disorder. The condition occurs with increased frequency in some families, suggesting a genetic predisposition. Disordered arousal occurs during NREM sleep, causing extreme panic and loud screams/movement. A sudden arousal from non-dreaming sleep occurs, usually about 90 minutes or so after falling asleep.
    • Physical or emotional stress,Medications (including sedatives), Sleep deprivation, Stimulants before bed,Jet lag or time zone changes,Drug abuse,Sleeping somewhere new
    • treatments
      • Unwind Before Sleep
      • Cool Down
      • Play Music
      • Herbal Remedies -

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