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Sleep Terror Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Sleep Disorder Suggestions, Pavor Nocturnus Suggestions, Incubus Suggestions, Sleep Problems Suggestions, Nightmare Suggestions, Night Terrors Suggestions, Night Terror Suggestions, Sleep Disorders Insomnia Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions on Sleep Terror Disorder

Because sleep terror disorder can often become violent, immediate treatment should be sought in order to provide the earliest remedy for the disorder. Some sleep terror disorders may occur mildly in children and are corrected with scheduled preventive awakenings. In this case it does not really warrant medical treatment since the disorder often resolves on its own as the child reaches adolescence. However parents should be aware of the following warning signs that require them to report the condition to a pediatrician immediately: 11

  • The child has fears that become persistent throughout the day.
  • The episode persists after a scheduled preventive awakening.
  • Episodes occur more than once a week.
  • Episodes last more than 45 minutes.
  • The child exhibits drooling, stiffening of the body and jerking.
  • The episode occurs later during the sleep cycle more than two hours after going to sleep.

Parents should educate their selves in order to better understand the condition of their children and to know the most appropriate response to make during episodes of terror attacks.

Could You Have Sleep Terror Disorder?

Sleep Terror Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Dyssomnia – Difficulty Sleeping, Sleep Deprivation, Deprived Quality of Sleep, Insomnia, Lack of Sleep
Nightmare Disorder – Dream Anxiety Disorder, Nightmare, Moaning, Slight Body Movement, Alert and Oriented Upon Awakening
Parasomnia NOS – Abnormal Movement, Emotions, Behavior, Sleep Awakenings
Sleepwalking Disorder – Somnambulism, Walking Asleep, Parasomnia, Sleeping Disorder