Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Night Terrors

How do I manage my night terrors on a daily basis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
If you suffer from night terrors, but are not losing too much sleep or hurting yourself or others, j...
More Answers
Can night terrors be prevented?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
There is no sure way to prevent night terrors. Typically, they occur in childhood and are outgro...
More Answers
Are night terrors a sleep disorder?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Night terrors are a sleep disorder where you open your eyes, yell, flail your arms, kick, and/or exp...
More Answers
How can I prevent my child's night terrors?
Dr. Tanya R. Altmann, MDDr. Tanya R. Altmann, MD
Because night terrors generally occur around the same time every night, wake your child up about 1...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.