Did you know that…..
Children Night Terrors usually occurs in the first one to three hour of sleep, stage 3 or 4 NREM sleep (also called deep sleep ) ?
Episodes last from seconds to many minutes, and are characterized by sudden awakening, blank or confused stares, incomplete arousal with poor responsiveness to people, and amnesia for the episode.
Children Night Terrors are dramatic because of the screaming and inconsolable panic of the child during the episode.
This disorder are almost always self-limited, though sporadic episodes may occur for years.
When Night Terrors persist to adolescence and adulthood an underlying disorder should be considered.
(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)