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

    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 shrie…

    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. Th…

    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. …

    Young boy sleeping at the kitchen table. The Truth about Children's Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors
    The Truth about Children’s Dreams, Nightmares, and Night Terrors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The truth about children's dreams, nightmares, and night terrors will surprise you. Children's Dreams Dreams have been described since the beginning of human history, but it was o…

    Happy child just before sleep. Will she wake up with sleep terrors?
    Sleep Terrors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Within fifteen minutes of your daughter's falling asleep, she will probably enter her deepest sleep of the night. This period of slow wave sleep, or deep non-REM sleep, will typic…

    Treating Sleep Terrors
    Treating Sleep Terrors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When most people (including the popular press and popular parenting literature) speak of sleep terrors, they are generally referring to what are called confusional arousals by mos…

    What are Night Terrors?
    What are Night Terrors?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Within fifteen minutes of your daughter's falling asleep, she will probably enter her deepest sleep of the night. This period of slow wave sleep, or deep non-REM sleep, will typic…