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Night Terrors (cont.)

Prevention

If your child has several night terrors, you can try to interrupt his/her sleep in order to prevent the night terror.

  • Note how many minutes the night terror occurs from your child's bedtime.
  • Then, awaken your child 15 minutes before the expected night terror, and keep him/her awake and out of bed for 5 minutes. You may want to take your child to the bathroom to see if he/she will urinate.
  • Continue this routine for a week.
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