Night Terrors (cont.)
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Night Terrors Prognosis (Outlook)
Night terror episodes are short-lived and usually occur over several weeks. Nearly all children outgrow night terrors by adolescence.
Support Groups and Counseling for Night Terrors
Parents should be advised to examine the adequacy of the child's sleep. Parents should be educated about the importance of establishing a consistent bedtime routine and maintaining a consistent wake-up time.
Additionally, parents should be instructed to make the child's room a safe environment and to provide barriers that prevent the child from impulsively leaving the room and going into environments that could lead to injury. Potential sources of sleep disturbance should also be eliminated.
For More Information on Night Terrors
American Academy of Pediatrics
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2015
Kevin P Connelly, DO
Anthony M Murro, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, MSc
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