Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
My now 10 yr. old daughter had night terrors from about 6 months to about two years old. If she had a nap during the day she would not have them, so I just made sure she had naps whenever possible. For about 4 years now she will come home from school and fall asleep. It is a very deep sleep and I cannot wake her. If I am able to wake her she screams and act likes a crazy person. On occasion she will awake and come where ever I am and stare at me and then go back to her room to sleep then goes back to sleep not remembering anything. She then wakes up around 9pm when children should be going to sleep, snack watch T.V. and play on the computer then goes back to sleep around 12 am. It is annoying at times when the rest of the family is trying to sleep but we deal with it. She is a normal height and weight, socially active, in advanced classes, reads at an 11th grade level, very creative, has a great singing talent and just loves life. I took her to the doctor about 2 years ago and they tested her blood for everything, and everything came back perfect. I was concerned for a while that it may be some type of depression. I took her to therapy and she hated it, but the therapist says she cannot see anything that would suggest any abnormal mental upsets or fears. The therapist stated that she thought because she was so gifted and intelligent that her mind may be in consent overdrive and needs rest. So I am less concerned about the sleeping and more curious about other children/toddler that grew out of there night terrors. I am unable to find any studies or sites that give an update on the children and I find myself wondering if anyone has the similar experience. I would think there would be some type of study on these children later in life to see if there a connection or warnings for something that may occur as teens or adults.