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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

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Abruptly waking up

  • Screaming

What Causes Night Terrors?
  • Being overly tired, not enough sleep

  • Medications

  • Family history

  • Sleep disordered breathing

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Emotional tension

  • Stress, conflict

  • Low vitamin D

  • Fermented foods