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What do children’s night terror episodes usually look like?

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Usually, night terror episodes begin about 90 minutes after falling asleep. The child sits up in bed and screams, appearing awake, but is confused and unresponsive. If parents are present, the child doesn’t seem to be aware of it. The child may thrash around in bed and doesn’t respond to parents’ comforting.

Most episodes last 1 to 2 minutes, but they may last up to 30 minutes before the child returns to normal sleep. Usually, the child doesn’t remember the episode upon waking in the morning.

From: Night Terrors Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCE: from eMedicineHealth Night Terrors Symptoms

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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