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When should I seek medical care for night terrors?

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Sleep disruption is a parent's most frequent concern during the first years of a child’s life. Half of all children develop a disrupted sleep pattern serious enough to warrant a visit to the pediatrician. During his or her evaluation, the doctor may also be able to exclude other possible disorders that might cause night terrors.

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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