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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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Is there a cure for night terrors?
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How are night terrors diagnosed?
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