Night mares? Night terrors?

Ana - posted on 08/28/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 3 year old son has been waking up screaming and running from his bed saying there are bugs in his bed. Even when we turn on the light and show him nothing is there he still freaks out if we try to lie him down. The 1st night his daddy turned on his red light and told him that will protect him and he eventually fell asleep. In OUR bed! The second night I tried to lie him back down and stay next to him but he freaked out and started screaming again. Finally I took the dark sheets off his bed so they were white and left a night light on for him to see better. It worked a little, he was still scared, but I think having the white sheets so he could see helped. I'm not sure what to do or why he keeps doing this. =( He has randomly woken up crying before and I told him it was just a bad dream and he goes back to sleep. But this is worse! Help!


Nicole - posted on 02/27/2012




Have you talked to your pediatrition about it? If they are really bad I would bring it up at his next appointment or make an appointment about it. My 4 year old often ends up in our bed talking about bad dreams and dragons/monsters. We use Monster Spray (Fabreze) and that has helped get him to sleep but he still prefers the counch or our bed.

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