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Related to sleep terror: sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, Sleep walking

night ter·rors

(nīt' ter'ŏrz),
A childhood disorder in which a child awakes screaming with fright, the distress persisting for a time during a state of semiconsciousness.

sleep terror

The abrupt awakening from sleep with behaviour consistent with terror, which is most common in preadolescent boys, but may occur in girls and extend into adulthood

sleep terror

A childhood phenomenon featuring sudden screaming, an appearance of severe agitation, apparent inability to recognize faces or surroundings, return to sleep and no subsequent memory of the event. Sleep terror appears to be harmless and ceases in adolescence. Also known as night terror.
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Given the paucity of knowledge surrounding the presentation of, and factors associated with, sleep terrors in children with DDs it is a shame that the clinical descriptions of the children and their episodes are limited and the diagnoses of sleep terrors are based upon the opinion of a single clinician, without any polysomnographic data to support the diagnosis.
8220;With the Sleep Terror Winter line, I wanted to incorporate a dark and ominous aesthetics to introduce t-shirts based on popular nightmares such as Pulling Teeth and The Monsters Under the Bed.
Parasomnias most likely to be encountered in clinical practice are namely, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, confusional arousals, REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and nightmares.
Unlike sleep terrors, nightmares are remembered vividly the next morning and often involve themes such as fear, failing, danger, confusion, and being assaulted or chased.
Our results show that there is a substantial effect of genetics factors in sleep terrors," ABC Online quoted Dr Bich Hong Nguyen, of the Sleep Disorders Centre at Montreal's Sacre-Coeur Hospital, as saying.
Non-REM parasomnias, also termed "arousal disorders", such as Confusional Arousals, Sleep Terrors, or Sleep Walking can be considered "primary sleep disorders" or "secondary" when associated with an identifiable cause such as a seizure disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, nocturnal cardiac ischemia, or nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia, for example.
Parasomnias, including sleepwalking, sleep terrors, and confusional awakening, are common in young children.
Sleep terrors (sometimes called pavor nocturnus in children and incubus attack in adults) are marked by a sense of confusion upon wakening and there is an absence of recall of elaborate dream imagery.
Nocturnal panic is not related to sleep terrors or nightmares, which occur during stage 4 sleep, the psychologist continued.
DATA WATCH Sleep Disorders in Children Age Group Early Late Preschool Elementary Elementary Sleep Problem (N=399) (N=286) (N=213) Sleep-disordered breathing 8% 13% 14% Excessive daytime sleepiness 11 17 21 Sleepwalking 9 19 19 Sleep terrors 39 22 20 Nocturnal bruxism 32 33 28 Two or more insomnia symptoms 21 13 23 Bedtime resistance 29 28 23 Age Group Middle School Sleep Problem (N=140) Sleep-disordered breathing 12% Excessive daytime sleepiness 20 Sleepwalking 17 Sleep terrors 13 Nocturnal bruxism 16 Two or more insomnia symptoms 18 Bedtime resistance 13 Source: J.