Do you have them? These horrible night terrors where you suddenly wake up screaming in full panic. Then let's see how you can solve this once and for all.
And even if it's for your kid there are some potential great treatments.
Simply put, night terror is just like a panic attack - but in your sleep.
Therefore we have to get to the bottom of this situation. Based on my own experience as well as talking to a couple of doctors I have gained a few insights into this area.
Let's start by looking at night terror treatments for adults and then at the end we'll go into the situation for kids.
But first, I just wanted to provide you with some common symptoms so that you can determine if these describe your situation. These are the usual characteristics:
If you feel that this describes any of your symptoms, then let's look into the 4 most effective ways to treat it.
Just as when it comes to nightmares a very common cause is that you have some sort of unfinished business in your life. This can result in high stress, worry and signs of depression. If you feel that you are have trouble relaxing and can't really get piece of mind then I suggest the following exercise.
Before you go to bed, take 5 minutes to write down all the tasks you need to do during the upcoming day. Just get it all down on a piece of paper (or in your phone) so that your mind can relax.
And if you want to go even further, it's also been shown that taking the time to reflect has been helpful. This means that you don't just write your tasks, but also write freely a couple of paragraphs answering questions such as:
Getting your mind clear by writing can be one of the most powerful self-treatments for night terror.
I know, this treatment advice is quite generic, but the fact is that night terror will not occur if both your mind and body are truly healthy.
Of course, none of us are living 100% healthy, but there are certainly things that you can do right now if you are serious about getting rid of your problems.
Lastly, I just want to mention the importance of good mental health as well. You can change tremendously by improving your "mental fitness". Let me get back to this topic under point number 4 below.
Such a simple thing as writing down your dreams as soon as they occur has helped many people overcome nightmares and night terrors. Yes, it really works.
Just keep a notebook and pen next to your bed so you are always able to write down what just happened. You know how fast dreams disappear from memory so it's vital to get it down instantly.
By doing this you bring these dreams into your conscious awareness and here's where the magic happens. As you go on with your life, you can start to notice events, things and patterns that resemble what you have been writing down. You might actually find the source of your worries and attacks.
So start a small dream journal and see where it takes you.
The absolute best advice I can give is to get real help to make sure that you can delete night terror episodes from your life completely.
The fact is that when adults suffer from this, the root cause is most likely severe emotional problems or high stress. If you don't want to, or have trouble to, go see a doctor, then you still have some alternatives.
Now I rarely recommend any specific products, but I know for a fact that there is a course that is extremely effective against all sorts of panic attacks. I mean, you can check out the video yourself and trust me that you won't be disappointed.
I bet that you're the kind of person that things that peace and harmony in your life is something worth more the cost of a few dinners. So I'm not telling you to click the link and just buy it. Not at all. I just want you to check it out and see for yourself.
So with these 4 treatment tips for this serious type of sleep problem, I truly hope that you have been able to find some sort of remedy that you can try immediately. Don't stop looking for the solution, it will come. You might just already have found it.
Finally, let me mention a few words about the situation when kids suffer from night terrors.
This usually occurs between the age of 4 and 12 for children. If it doesn't stop by the age of 12, then I would recommend going to a doctor or psychologist.
The attacks will last around 20 minutes and all you can do it just to try to calm down your child. Don't induce any more stress and don't force them to wake up. The solution can be found during the attacks, but in real life.
For children, it doesn't have to mean anything serious at all. It's often linked to low development of the nervous system and that is why it usually stops by the age of 12 at the latest.
If your child is healthy and appears all normal during daytime, you might want to consult a sleep specialist for an evaluation.
These are all the insights and tips that I know about night terror. And I know for a fact that there is definitely a good change for you to remove them from your life. Just have the courage to try the different methods.
I wish you the best and if you need any more assistance, don't hesitate to contact me.
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Thanks for reading! By Matthew M. McEwan
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