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What to do when your child has a sleep terror — 1 Comment

  1. My son had night terrors until he was in the third grade. They are certainly terrifying for the person who is awake. While he was having one, we would confine his movement to his room because we didn’t want him to fall down the stairs or get injured. We just stayed with him, talking to him softly and he would eventually lay back down, close his eyes, and stay asleep as if nothing had occurred. After understanding that these night terrors weren’t hurting him, we learned to take them in stride…well as much stride as you can handle at 11 pm at night. He’s now nearly 18 and doesn’t do that anymore. 🙂