Jennifer - posted on 07/24/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Has anyone experienced their child having night terrors. I have a 7 year old son who started having these a little over a year ago. It started out just here & there and now he goes through these sometimes once or twice a week. It is very scary and we usually go in to comfort him and try to snap him out of them. Its like he is still sleeping but wide awake. His father used to sleep walk when he was a child. He goes through spells of tightening up his muscles in his arms/hands/legs and talks like he is terrified of something. Once we wake him up, usually tell him to go to the bathroom so he gets up and walks around and we can get him to go back to sleep fine. Just wondering if anyone has gone through this and what is the best to do for your child when this occurs.