Tackling Night Terrors 🧸
Does your toddler or young one wake up during the night lethargic, scared, or confused? Here's some tips/ideas on how to get the little one asleep + stay asleep all night.
When do Night Terrors Typically Occur?
Night terrors typically occur a couple hours after a little one falls asleep. This is when sleep transitions from the deepest stage of non-REM sleep to lighter REM sleep. Some children don't react or wake up as others become startled and wake (night terrors).
How to Recognize a Night Terror
Increased heart rate
Abruptly waking up
What Causes Night Terrors?
Being overly tired, not enough sleep
Sleep disordered breathing
Restless leg syndrome
Low vitamin D