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How can you help your child cope with night terrors?

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  • Make your child's room safe to try to prevent him from being injured during an episode.
  • Have them avoid caffeine, sugar, high-energy activities, and activities involving lit screens such as cell phone games before bed.
  • Maintain a consistent bedtime routine and wake-up time.

There is not much you can do to help your child during the actual episode except to make sure he is safe.

SOURCES: eMedicine Health. UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

SOURCES: eMedicine Health. UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

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