Night Terrors

Child experiencing night terrors is covering their face in bedNight terrors (pavor nocturnus) occur in children who wake suddenly in fright with crying, a rapid pulse, rapid breathing and sweating. They normally cannot recall a nightmare, but feel threatened and anxious.

It may be an occasional or recurrent problem, and is if necessary can be controlled by low doses of mild sedatives to break the cycle.

Children usually grow out of the problem after a few months.

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