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Nightmares and Night Terrors

Night terrors are different from nightmares. Night terrors are frequent, recurring episodes of screaming, crying, panic or fear during sleep. Night terrors usually occur within two hours of the time a child goes to sleep. They are harmless, and each episode will end in deep sleep. Night terrors usually disappear by age 12 or sooner.
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Night Terrors

How to Help Your Child With Night Terrors

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Nightmares

How to Help Your Child With Nightmares

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Last Updated: 07/2012