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Nightmare or Night Terror

Whats the difference?


Asked by mamabeard3 at 7:20 PM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (3)
  • I believe the difference is that a nightmare is a bad dream that doesn't usually happen repeatedly and a night terror is a bad dream that happens over and over and over.

    Answer by marchar2002 at 8:16 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I believe marchar2002 is right, I just took my 2 year old to the doctor because she was repeatedly waking up in the middle of the night throwing a HUGE tantrum and the doctor thought it was nightterror, until she started doing it during the day too :(

    Answer by RockerMomToTwo at 4:37 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Night Terrors happen over & over again.

    Answer by sstepph at 8:40 AM on Dec. 30, 2010