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How can I prevent night terrors?

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If your child has night terrors, you can try to interrupt her sleep in order to prevent one. First, note how many minutes the night terror occurs from your child’s bedtime. Then, awaken your child 15 minutes before you predict she might have a night terror, and keep her awake and out of bed for five minutes. You may want to take your child to the bathroom to see if she needs to pee. Continue this routine for a week. It may also help to make the child’s room safe to try to prevent injury to the child during an episode, eliminate all sources of sleep disturbance, and keep a consistent bedtime routine and wake-up time.

From: Night Terrors WebMD Medical Reference

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Night Terrors from eMedicineHealth. KidsHealth.org.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

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Night Terrors from eMedicineHealth. KidsHealth.org.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

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