Confusional Arousal Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Night Terrors

    Night Terrors: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Confusional arousal; Partial arousal state; Sleep terrors Introduction to night terrors: Your little angel wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, calling for his mommy – but his mommy is right there, unrecognized. You try to comfort him, but he shrieks even louder, eyes bulging. He might be having a night […]

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  • Confusional Arousal

    Confusional Arousal

    A confusional arousal begins with the child moaning and moving about. It progresses quickly to the child crying out and thrashing wildly. The eyes may be open or closed, and perspiration is common. The child will look confused, upset, or even “possessed” (a description volunteered by many parents). Even if the child does call out […]

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  • Confusional Arousal and Potty Training

    Confusional Arousal and Potty Training

    My youngest son was having a confusional arousal, and his mother observed that these events are most common at the same ages that children are becoming aware of the bladder feeling full during sleep. Perhaps these kids just need to go to the bathroom.

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  • The Truth about Dreams, Nightmares, and Night Terrors

    The Truth about Dreams, Nightmares, and Night Terrors

    Dr. Greene, when does a child start to dream? And at what age do nightmares or night terrors begin?
    Tim Allen – Anchor/Producer – New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

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  • Little girl in a bed

    Sleep Terrors

    My daughter walks in her sleep and sometimes has sleep terrors. What causes this? Is it normal?

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  • Treating Sleep Terrors

    Treating Sleep Terrors

    What should I do when my son has a sleep terror? Is it bad to wake him up?

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  • What are Night Terrors?

    What are Night Terrors?

    What are “night terrors” and why do children get them?
    Grace Montenegro – Fremont, California

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