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What causes night terrors?

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Night terrors tend to run in families. While most of the time they have no specific cause, night terrors can sometimes result from:

  • Stressful life events
  • Fever
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Medications that affect the central nervous system
  • Recent anesthesia given for surgery

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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