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Night terrors!!!!!

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Wonderland22 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:23:32

I think this is what DD is suffering from.

She's waking in complete fear of something. I'll come into the room and she won't even acknowledge I'm in there. Once when I went in, she was screaming trying to get away from me and shouting "help mummy" at the same time. She has had this about 5 times in the last few months. It seems to last about a 10 minutes until she comes round and then she seems confused and doesn't seem to know what has upset her.

It's really awful to not be able to comfort her. Has anyone else experienced this or does anyone know what could be causing this? Is there anything I can do to help prevent it?

FATEdestiny Mon 20-Feb-17 21:26:49

How old is she?

Wonderland22 Mon 20-Feb-17 21:44:25

She turned 3 in October.

lalaloopyhead Mon 20-Feb-17 21:51:12

My youngest used to suffer from this, and I have sympathy as it is really rather distressing at the time. It used to happen when she went to bed overtired or if she was too hot.
It is a similar thing to sleep walking I think (I did that as a child) and though they seem to be awake with wide eyes they are not. We found taking blankets off and cooling dd down helped and really just waiting it out with her.
You could buy special sheets for the bed that were supposed to help, I assume they helped to keep cool but it was a few years back. DD grew out of it and thankfully hasn't moved on to sleepwalking either!

Wonderland22 Tue 21-Feb-17 11:07:47

Thanks for the reply lala

That's interesting about it not happening when the room is cooler. I'll try to keep an eye on that and see if it helps.

I've just realised in my original post that I said it's happened 5 times in the last few months. I should have written 5 times in the last month. It's just awful to see her like that.

Thanks for your help.

GummyGoddess Tue 21-Feb-17 15:26:49

I used to have them, I don't think there's much you can do about it. She will grow out of them but until then you just need to be there for when she wakes. flowers

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