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How should I talk to my child's school about their night terrors?

Generally, night terrors are not serious for children. However, if your child's sleep is suffering due to night terrors, you should inform their school. Lack of sleep can lead to attention or behavior problems. If your child is having such problems, or is hurting themselves or others during episodes, you should also talk to your child's doctor.

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How common are night terrors?
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Night terrors mainly affect children age 3-7--especially boys between 5 and 7 years old--and much ...
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Do night terrors affect children differently than adults?
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Night terrors occur more often in children than in adults. They are most common between the ages...
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What are the symptoms of night terrors?
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During a night terror, you may open your eyes, yell, flail your arms, kick, sweat, and/or experience...
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What increases my risk for night terrors?
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Children are at a higher risk for night terrors than adults are, though anyone can experience them. ...
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