It could be night terrors(afraid of the dark, horrible nightmares, sleep walking, etc.)!? Get him one of those rotating fish night lamps(helped my 4), or anything of the sort that he likes(the little ones go for about $15, the bigger ones $25+). If it is night terrors he's going to need some, some therapy to find the source of it. Its not that uncommon and does not make him weird or abnormal, just another kid lashing out through these fears due to some sort of trauma(doesn't have to be anything major, it could be anything that left a bad impression on him that he didn't know how to handle so the mind is reacting through fear). It could also be hormonal, happens when they are reaching puberty. Start taking notes of the accounts(his behaviors, actions, words, etc.) and discuss it with his pcp, and go from there. Good luck, hope he finds peace soon!
at 4:43 PM on Dec. 14, 2009