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What are the symptoms of night terrors?

During a night terror, you may open your eyes, yell, flail your arms, kick, sweat, and/or experience fear, all while you are asleep. You may sit up in bed, sleepwalk, or even run around during a night terror. You remain asleep during a night terror, and are unlikely to recall much about it in the morning.

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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 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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What causes night terrors?
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It is not clear exactly what causes night terrors, but several factors seem to lead to them. Und...
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Can night terrors be prevented?
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