Night terrors are a common sleep disorder [it is a form of a definite sleep disorder] in the 2 to 6 year old age group. Unlike with nightmares your son will not recall his night terror when he wakes up in the morning.He will outgrow these night terrors. There are a few things that you can do when he starts with the night terror which usually happens in the first part of the night, but medication is not needed and will only cause adverse side effects.
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