Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: NT Desperate | 2008/08/21

Q.

NIGHT TERRORS

Hi There
I just found out my 3 year old suffers from NT. No fail 12 / 1 am she awakes screaming every night and then about 2 to 3 times thereafter. She goes to bed at 8:30, has no problem falling asleep alone or when I put off the light and walk out of the room. She has a very dim sleep light and a radio put on softly. I'  ve read up that NT could be caused by lack of vitamins in the body. I have her on Cresche Guard at the moment. Is there any other vitamin that I can give instead?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Night terrors in young children are very common indeed. They have nothing to do with any vitamin deficiency. Night terrors are always a passing phase. You need to go to your daughter when she wakes up frightened, reassure her and leave the room. Leaving a night light on is a good idea, but the radio is not necessary.

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