Signs Of Night Terrors In Infants

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Pavor nocturnus; Sleep terror disorder


Night terrors are most common during the first third of the night, often between midnight and 2 a.m.

  • Children often scream and are very frightened and confused. They thrash around violently and are often not aware of their surroundings.
  • You may be unable to talk to, comfort, or fully awaken a child who is having a night terror.
  • The child may be sweating, breathing very fast (hyperventilating),...
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