How long do night Terrors last??

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Tee - posted on 08/17/2009

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my 3 yr old is having them right now, screaming no no.the thing that works for her, is for me to softly tell her that she is ok over and over. It takes about 15-20 mins for to calm down and go into a deep sleep. She doesnt like me to touch her at all either, so i just sit/stnd nxt to her and tell her she's alright. Hope this helps.

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pray for your child while snugging into bed... be shure you put your hand on them and pray for sweet sleep and sweet dreams- in Jesus name... then talk about an exciting event, simple as a picnic in the back yard. Guard what your child sees and hears, these can open a dor to scary thaughts, and dreams. mostly pray, though.

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Courtney - posted on 03/22/2011

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I agree that changes could be triggers. My fiance just recently started a school where he is gone away at night 3-5 nights a week. Since then my daughter has been having them every night that he is away.. sometimes 2 a night. She doesn't remember hers either. We had to take her blanket off because she was so hot and the next morning she wanted to know why I did that!

Andrea - posted on 03/19/2011

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I sing to my son and that helps. sometimes he's just gotta go through it. They don't remember anything about the incident after but unfortunately we do.

Ann-marie - posted on 08/23/2009

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i think it is ch.ange thet causes them. my daughter seemed to do it on holiday. i just put her on my breast. i wouldn't talk about the contents of the terror either, we found Erin didn't like to. big cuddles are a must! don't put in your bed as a treat. hope it helps, not a nice thing to have to hear or see.xxx

Stacey - posted on 08/20/2009

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my daughter used to have them and we never found a trigger to them. we just held her frimly and would quietly sing her fav song so we didn't wake her, and she would drift back off to sleep. we would be so sweaty after because she would thrash around, but she has stopped having them now we think she just grew up a bit! good luck.

Angie - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Monique:

My gosh...my daughter has them all the time. My husband works shift work...awww could that be why? Usually its someone stealing her my little pony...I think thats what she is saying...



Madison started having them when she heard this really loud thunder one night!! Ever since then, she has been hopping in bed with us at 4 in the morning. Now she is really afraid when it rains! 

Angie - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Heide:

We have had two bouts with night terrors. Once when she was a little over 1y/o and then again after 2. They lasted about a week and then gone. Dr. told us she could have them from the smallest change. Painting her room, moving her bed. Anything. It is how they adjust to change...



My daughter started night terrors when she heard this really loud thunder about 3 weeks ago. i hope it goes away soon!! I'm loosing sleep, lol!!

Tee - posted on 08/17/2009

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I forgot to add that when I asked her dr. about how long they last she said they ali would out grow them some time. I'm hoping sooner than later.

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I just waited it out..... Keep thinks simple and go over the events of the day(happy & sad) or the days to come where the sched will change. Help them stay informed and it will get easier.... I have never prayed with my child for night terrors. Each child is different though.

Courtney - posted on 08/16/2009

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Have you tried singing to him? (for April) It works for my son, but he lets me hold him in my lap when I do it.

April - posted on 08/15/2009

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Do any of you have any good tricks for helping to calm them down faster? When my son has them, he screams and his eyes are open, but he doesn't recognize me. He screams that he is scared over and over again and he won't let me touch him to comfort him. It's very emotionally hard on me as well as him. It's taking me on average about 10-15 minutes to get him to just stop shaking and crying. Any ideas??

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I do think that is why. His work is not consistent and she never knows his schedule. Kids live for a schedule and routine but fight it all their lives.... Nothing you can do, that is what pays the bills and what works for your family....

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My gosh...my daughter has them all the time. My husband works shift work...awww could that be why? Usually its someone stealing her my little pony...I think thats what she is saying...

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We have had two bouts with night terrors. Once when she was a little over 1y/o and then again after 2. They lasted about a week and then gone. Dr. told us she could have them from the smallest change. Painting her room, moving her bed. Anything. It is how they adjust to change...

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