Nightmares and Night Terrors | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Why is my child having nightmares and night terrors?
  • Is there anything I can do to help my child?
  • Should I talk with my child about his/her nightmares or night terrors?
  • Should I lock my child’s door at night for protection?
  • Would it help if I slept in my child’s room?
  • Are there any treatments we could try?


Nightmares and Disorders of Dreaming by JF Pagel, MD (American Family Physician April 01, 2000,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00


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