How to stop night terrors

Allison - posted on 05/27/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I think my son has night terrors, he wakes up in the middle of the night screaming bloody murder, but he isnt fully awake. He is screaming with his eyes closed and it lasts for an hour or so.....what can i do?


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Anqueenio - posted on 05/29/2009




my son is now 15 months and every time that he had an exciting day or was more active than usual he would wake up in the middle of the night screaming and nothin can calm him down again. i just walk with him and try to soothe him but he usually cries for half an hour or so. ive been to the doctors but all the say is its nightmares and i just have to live with it! so all i can say strongzz

Catrina - posted on 05/29/2009




For us personally, and I don't think everyone would benefit from it, but we are very faithful. A lot of the night terrors our oldest son had, seemed to be trickling down to the younger two. We got some anointing oil from our church and prayed over each room. A family friend also suggested playing worship music while they sleep. We haven't gotten the music yet, but the oils and prayers helped.

Us also alternating between who was going to sleep in their rooms with them for a couple weeks changed it too. Instead of waking up to screaming - we'd roll over with one of them in our bed.

I also agree that cutting back the tv and/or video games also helps. We have limited our son with these. But then he has been getting some weird stories at school from kids. So it's usually a "what did you hear this week" conversation we have.....some of these kids are nuts! Our oldest is 10, and these kids at his school talk about some crazy things! A kid was caught looking up on the internet at the school computer lab - how to make bombs! My son is in the 4th grade! Also everything is overexadurated...a boy was hurt at school the other day (fell off the monkey bars) and it spread like wild fire that he had broke his legs and his back. But was taken away in a wheel chair. No one saw anything, not even the ambulance taking him away......their minds are so vulnerable

Kathleen - posted on 05/28/2009




As a nanny i had the same trouble with a 5yo boy. The solution we found was to cut back on television and video games etc. Im not sure if its the same for all kids but apparently they were over stimulating his brain instead of calming him down before going to sleep. We also on occasion give him a natural remedy medicine which calmed him down before bed and helped him sleep better. If I can track down the name of it i will be sure to let you know. Hope it helps :)

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