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night terrors

pl n
a condition in which a person, usually a child, suddenly starts from sleep in a state of extreme fear but cannot later remember the incident
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The team did not deny that environmental factors could be partially responsible for night terrors because the children were being raised in similar settings.
I have been told this is a phenomenon known as "night terrors" and I just have to wait for him to grow out of it.
Stephen Hutcheson suffers from night terrors while asleep - a frightening condition which leaves him gripped by an uncontrollable sense of dread, panic and a need to escape.
Night terrors occur, in some degree, in 15% of children.
Ms Wolfe has outlined signs that might indicate if your child is suffering from night terrors.
A TEACHING assistant who has suffered from night terrors since she was a little girl has written a horror book to help alleviate her fearsome condition.
He starts to have night terrors as well as spending time with a sexy young woman, testing his religious devotion.
She said he also annoyed their neighbours by constantly banging doors and drawers and suffering from night terrors.
She will probably say what your daughter is experiencing are night terrors and that they are not all that uncommon in young children.
US psychologists, dream researchers and sleep experts have found an increase in night terrors since the atrocities.
One mum said: "Lots of children had night terrors. It was a very bad judgment call by the teacher."
THE night terrors that followed C4 documentary Secrets Of The Living Dolls.