Question: MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH OUR SON ADAM’S SLEEP TERRORS FOR AT LEAST 18 MONTHS. HE IS TURNING 4 IN JANUARY. WATCHING HIM GO THROUGH THESE EVENTS, THAT HAVE EASILY LASTED UP TO 50 MINUTES EACH TIME, IS HONESTLY AGONIZING. HE HAS A PEDIATRICIAN APPT COMING UP IN JANUARY, AND I AM THINKING OF GETTING A REFFERAL TO A SLEEP DISORDER CLINIC.
HE IS NOW ALSO HAVING BAD DREAMS THAT WAKE HIM AND KEEP HIM UP FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. I WILL ADD THAT HE HAS ALSO GONE FOR 3 OR 4 MONTHS, WITHOUT 1 INCIDENT.ONE MOMENT I READ THAT SLEEP TERRORS CAN BE DUE TO A TRAUMA IN HIS LIFE, AND THEN I’LL READ ANOTHER ARTICLE THAT SAYS, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, THERE IS NO REASON FOR THEM.AS I AM WRITING THIS, I AM ALSO LACKING SLEEP, SO MY THOUGHT PROCESS IS NOT AS CLEAR AS IT COULD BE.