Many parents often worry that their children are not sleeping well. They wake up in the middle of the night and start crying out loud in fear and even trembling in panic. Sometimes this fear becomes so strong that they become afraid to sleep even at night. This condition is actually called Night terror or Sleep terror.
What is Night terror?
Children from 4 to 12 years old can have sleeping problems, sometimes even an 18-month-old baby can have night terrors. This problem is usually seen in children whose family members may have sleepwalking. Night terrors usually come after 2 to 3 hours of sleep. It feels like a nightmare and can really scare the child. After sleep, when the child goes to the second or third stage of sleep, due to a disturbance in the central nervous system, the child experiences the nightmare.
Reasons for Nocturnal Terror
Night terrors can occur as a result of seeing something scary or having nightmares.
Stress, fatigue or the reaction of a drug can also cause nightmares
Sometimes a fever or a high body temperature can also cause problems with brain function, which can lead to nightmares
Full bladder at night also disrupts children’s sleep
Night Anxiety Symptoms
1. Your child who looks scared while sleeping may have strange expressions.
2. The child who screams and cries in sleep
3. Rapid breathing and excessive sweating during sleep
4. Movement of legs and hands in sleep
5. Unable to respond even with open eyes
Tips to cure Night terrors
Do not wake the child vigorously
Wake the kids up slowly and talk to them
Sleeping in the light can help many children feel better
Make sure the child goes to the toilet before going to bed
tell a good bedtime story
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and common knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a physician before following them at home.)
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