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How are night terrors diagnosed?

You may remember having night terrors, but probably not. If you live with other people, they will probably tell you about your night terrors. Night terrors are usually not a problem, but if they are, see your doctor. Your doctor may examine you and ask you questions about your medical history, sleep habits, and medications. In rare cases, your doctor may refer you to spend the night in a sleep lab, where you will be measured and observed as you sleep.

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How are night terrors treated?
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Night terrors is generally a benign condition that is not treated with medication or otherwise. If t...
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Are night terrors a sleep disorder?
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Night terrors are a sleep disorder where you open your eyes, yell, flail your arms, kick, and/or exp...
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How common are night terrors?
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Can night terrors be prevented?
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