My 21mo has started having what I assume are night terrors/mares. Every night he screams and screams - sometimes blood curdling screams and sometimes he shouts random words out constantly. But when I go into check on him he is completely asleep still and doing it in his sleep. Last night he was doing this for about 2 and a half hours (between 3-4.30am). How have other people dealt with this? Should you wake them? Could something be triggering them? Help!!!
My sister had this and tried 'almost waking' her ds after 2 hours in bed - apparently it breaks the sleep cycle enough to start them off again and miss out the terrors (although I think he was having them much earlier in the night) It might be worth a shot. Seems odd but could you set your alarm for 1.30 and then 'almost wake' him then and see if it then stops the terror.