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|Wed, 07-14-2010 - 7:09pm|
Kayla gets night terrors every once in a while. She had one last night. I just read up on them because we thought originally that she was just having bad dreams. The interesting thing is that when it happens, children are not having nightmares. It's when they slip from stage 3 to stage 4 of sleep. It usually happens 90 minutes into sleep and one cause is sleep deprivation. I know for a fact that's what causes it with Kayla because it only happens when she's up early, doesn't nap, and goes to bed late. Sure enough, last night she went to bed at 10pm and it happened at exactly 11:30.
We're staying in a motel room and her and I shared a bed last night and my husband was in the next bed. We both saw the whole episode first hand and it is really scary. Usually we leave her alone at home and it stops but we never go in her room to check on her because it's always quick. Last night lasted so long and him and I were both witnessing it with the lights on. OMG, very scary. Imagine your child screaming at the top of their lungs, eyes wide open thrashing around, breathing heavy and there's nothing you can do to console them. My husband wanted to take her to the hospital it was so bad.
She's napping right now thank god so it won't happen again tonight but I hear they peak at around 3 and a half and the child never remembers them the next morning because they're not