What causes children's nightmares?
No one knows exactly how or why nightmares happen. However, being too tired, not getting enough sleep, having an irregular routine for sleep, and having stress or anxiety may all make them more likely. Nightmares can be related to the child’s stage of development. Most nightmares are a normal part of coping with changes in our lives. For children, they could be related to events such as starting school, moving to a new neighborhood, or living through a family divorce or remarriage.
More Answers On Sleep Disorders
- What kind of a sleep study is a diagnostic overnight polysomnogram (PSG)?
- What kind of a sleep study is a diagnostic daytime multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)?
- As far as a sleep study, what happens in 2-night evaluation polysomnogram (PSG) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration?
- As far as a sleep study, when is split-night evaluation polysomnogram (PSG) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration done?
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.