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How do other illnesses affect night terrors?

Adults with a history of mental illness may be more likely to have night terrors. People with other underlying conditions, such as stroke, migraine, seizures, hyperthyroidism, head injuries, and sleep apnea, may also be at greater risk. Taking certain medications for illnesses or having a fever may also bring them on.

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How do I manage my night terrors on a daily basis?
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Is there a cure for night terrors?
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What are the symptoms of night terrors?
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How common are night terrors?
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