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an emotional episode (usually in young children) in which the person awakens in terror with feelings of anxiety and fear but is unable to remember any incident that might have provoked those feelings

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The researchers even referred to studies that have previously suggested that sleepwalking, sleep talking, and night terrors may be inherited.
A.This does sound like night terrors. Some children do get them and there is no evidence that they are linked with anything upsetting in the child's life, but do make sure of this by asking his friends' parents, and seeing what the teacher at his school thinks about it.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between nightmares and night terrors because the child may be too young to explain a nightmare.
Ms Wolfe said although little is known about night terrors, some professionals suggest stress factors need to be lowered until the child grows out of them.
Elizabeth Earle is set to launch her first novel Tartarus, which reflects elements of her personal life, is about Diane Stillman who tracks down her sister's killer through her constant night terrors.
Night terrors are not thought to be harmful in any way but no-one knows for sure what causes them.
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And as the website says: "This Adam begins to suffer from night terrors and frightening flashbacks as a sinister personality begins to emerge".
A IT'S important to know the difference between nightmares and night terrors. Night terrors are nothing to worry about and are thought to be due to unusual sleep rhythms.
Night terrors are common in children between three and eight years of age.
Her energy and humour on and off screen seems boundless, yet for many of her finest years the award-winning actress suffered from chronic sleep deprivation, night terrors and insomnia.
Clarke, of James Grove, Kirkcaldy, Fife, said that as a child, he suffered from a condition known as night terrors, which meant he was convinced someone was chasing him.
"One lady called Kathyrn Lukehurst has night terrors," adds Sian, 47.