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Night terrors or something else?

The last few nights DS has been waking multiple times a night freaking out (I mean seriously screaming bloody murder). When I go in his room, the screaming stops almost immediately (once he sees me), and I rub his back for a few minutes and he is already back to sleep. He has never done this before, he used to wake up a lot but not like this (I think it was more out of habit before).
I have heard that with night terrors they are usually inconsolable, but that isn't the case. Just don't have any idea what suddenly brought this on.


Asked by AF4life at 6:03 PM on Apr. 3, 2014 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Night terrors are when the kid is asleep. Like sleep walking. If he is awake. It is not a night terror. some people can not tell a person is asleep, because their eyes are open. They look awake.  I could always tell my DD was asleep. Because she had a blank look to her eyes.


    Answer by louise2 at 6:26 PM on Apr. 3, 2014

  • I know he is awake, he grabs me and won't let go until he falls back asleep. That's what I thought, but people keep telling me "night terrors".

    Comment by AF4life (original poster) at 6:32 PM on Apr. 3, 2014

  • No weird paranormal activity in your place is there?

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 12:11 AM on Apr. 4, 2014

  • Honestly, I think there might be, even though I personally have never witnessed anything. When we first moved in here DD used to talk to "mommy" but she wasn't talking to me, or even looking at me when doing so. She also did this same thing that he is doing for about 6 months between 18 months-2 years I think. She would wake up screaming at the same time each night, when DH worked night shift he would bring her out on the couch with him until she fell back asleep (too bad I don't have that option right now). I would let him sleep in my bed if he would actually sleep, but he won't. Neither of our kids will sleep in our bed with us, like ever, even when they are sick. They will not sleep if they are in our bed.

    Comment by AF4life (original poster) at 12:22 AM on Apr. 4, 2014