My daughter has been having night terrors: Advice?

My daughter will be 6 in February and has started having nightmares/night terrors during the night. I know it’s common to have bad nights with dreams and that you can’t avoid it, but when it’s happening, every night, I feel terrible for my daughter. When I ask what the dream was about she doesn’t remember (shes practically still sleeping/sleepwalking)


She needs an evaluation asap


My daughter had these i kid you not she was dressed to warm for bed time when i dressed her cooler she didn’t have them
…might try?

No caffeine or sweets after 4pm or 6 pm
She has an active imagination


She needs to be evaluated. Now.


Both my younger 2 sons experienced this around that age, it was horrible they would wake up screaming and crying but would look straight past me and be twitchy it took ages to settle them, they were still sound asleep i think and neither could remember anything the next day. They had it a handful of times over about a year then stopped completely. They were both extremely energetic kids at that age which I’m sure had something to do with it, it always seemed to happen after very busy and exhausting days x

Find out if you home is haunted! That is usually the culprit for constant night terrors. Everyone always wants a doctor to evaluate and give pills for stuff like that, that’s not the fking answer smh your child is not crazy!


Dont listen to Star Jasmine Serrano she seems angry &have no idea how an evaluation has absolutely nothing to do with pills or medication. She needs an evaluation asap! U wanna get it done now b4 it becomes a major uncontrollable problem

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A few of my kids are sleepwalkers & was told never to try to wake them & that it is hereditary.No they don’t remember the next day when you ask them.I have one that wakes up crying everytime talking about some crazy stuff.Sometimes they understand you when you talk to them & sometimes they don’t.When they don’t understand you I take them by the hand & back to bed.I always ask if they are tired & if they do underatand they normally say yes & when they say yes then I know they understand & I tell them just to go back to bed.Never yell at them cause it might startle them.I have been through a few night terror ones & I just lay down with them or have them sit/lay with me.Night terrors could be cause they are really tired & could probably be going through that sleep paralysis which could be very scary for a child to experience.I have dealt with some of those myself & it is scary & only happens when you are very tired & your body is fully relaxed.I have discussed these things with my kids doctors.Yes they can do research with your kids if you want to put them through that ir just figure out how to handle it yourselves.I just deal with it myself cause my kids don’t need to be put through out or put on medication & it only happens every so often.Some weeks are good to where there is nothing or there is something a few days in a row or a few times a week.

Some kids have them and there’s nothing you can do except try to alleviate any stress she may be going through…they can be brought on by stress, new school, developmental growth, active imagination, fear (of dark, for example). Usually they outgrow it.


Sleep apnea can trigger night terrors, so yes it’s important to see her pediatrician. My brother would sleep walk, talk, yell in his sleep. The recommendation for him was a set bedtime and making sure he wasn’t overly tired. Stress management (basically making sure he had plenty of play time outside). Don’t wake her up. Just make sure she isn’t going to hurt herself and if she gets out of bed, gently lead her back to bed. It’s scary looking but kids don’t remember it.

Talk to her or take her to a professional, it could be a sign of abuse.

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maybe try a weighted blanket and see if it gives her better sleep and more relaxed


My pediatrician told me any screen time before bed will make that worse also dont use melatonin he said that also makes it worse .

I dont know what the answer is but I had night terrors growing up. Mine didnt develop until I was 12 though. And yes, you dobt know what the dreams were about. I couldn’t and still have no idea. But my aunt says that giving melatonin would help.

My daughter sleep walks, and talks. Very common . Doctor said white noise helps, fan or music on low, ocean sounds etc.

My son has these when he’s not napped…It’s horrible seeing it but it doesn’t do any harm either.They never remember it and just go straight back to sleep after it.I just sit and stroke my son’s back,if he lets me and wait for it too pass. He will grow out of it ,so will your daughter…( mum of 6 ,nearly all of them had at least one or two xx

Keep asking. Night terrors can be from a trauma that she hasn’t shared with you. Keep an eye out on the people around your daughter. Sending you positive thoughts.


My grandson had.night terrors his doc put him on melatonan but seek professional.advice anyway in case

does she sleep in other homes?