What causes night terrors?
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
- Sleep deprivation
- Medications that affect the central nervous system
- Recent anesthesia given for surgery
From: Night Terrors WebMD Medical Reference
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