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Is there a cure for night terrors?

There is no one cure for night terrors. Effective treatment will depend on the source of your problem. If an underlying condition is causing your night terrors, then treating the condition may end the episodes. In rare cases, your doctor may prescribe benzodiazepines to give relief.

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