My almost 4 year old had a "nightterror" last night and was unconsolable for about 30 mins and I wasnt sure whether she was still asleep or not. She used to have these about a year ago and I find them very disturbing ( and so do the neighbours!) - does anyone know what causes them and what I can do to calm my dd when she is having one?
My ds had this when he was about 7, they're scary aren't they? I don't think you can do anything but stay calm and wait for them to pass. She probably was asleep and bet she doesn't remember anything aobut it.
My son had a night terror very young (well it's all we could put it down to at least) and we found that taking him into a colder room in our house sort of snapped him out of it and we were able to comfort them.
It's not worth trying to wake them but a change in temperature can wake them gently (it might not work but worth a try) and then in our case at least ds was very easily settled back to sleep.