Our expert says:
There are a few problems here. Firstly, it sounds as though you have what is known as a sleep-related breathing disorder. In simple terms, that means that a breathing obstruction is interfering with your quality of sleep. It is probably also the cause of the "night terrors", because you will register fear when you are not breathing in your sleep.
This is not a difficult problem to resolve, but you will need a sleep test, and then advice about the right kind of treatment.
Watching TV in the middle of the night is a good way to guarantee that you dont get back to sleep! This problem we usually manage with behavioural techniques, and not with medication. It is, in the right hands, not an especially difficult problem to sort out.
But you will need to be referred to a sleep doctor.
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