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Are night terrors serious?

Night terrors are not typically serious. They are more common in children than adults, and they usually diminish over time. However, if your sleep is suffering, or if you are hurting yourself or others during episodes of night terrors, see your doctor. It is possible that a serious underlying condition such as sleep apnea may be affecting you.

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