My 7 year old daughter is having night terrors

Posted by G8rMom @g8rmom2012, Aug 3, 2015

My 7 year old daughter is having night terrors which started about 6 months ago when she was sick and running 106 degree temps. They aren’t as frequent now but do still happen. From all of my research online, night terrors should happen a couple of hours after she falls asleep and she shouldn’t have any recollection of them. They go to bed around 8:30 and she always wakes up between 3-4 am. She appears to be fully awake and ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED. She would crawl up the wall trying to get away from something if she could. She has told me that she hears “an angry black man screaming” at her and that the devil hangs out around her bed and flies around the room in a black cape. Her father recently went to prison so she has been dealing with that, but that is the only dramatic event that has happened. She has me thinking my house is haunted!!! HELP!!!

Hi @g8rmom2012. I’m so sorry to hear about what you are your daughter are going through. Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about sleep terrors which might help: According to this and reading your daughter’s symptoms, it sounds like it is time to consult a doctor. This is something you could speak to your pediatrician about, or if you’d like to make an appointment at one of the Mayo Clinic locations, I’ve included contact information below. I hope this helps!
Arizona: 800-446-2279 | Florida: 904-953-0853 | Minnesota: 507-538-3270

Has anyone else dealt with a similar issue and could maybe offer some guidance?


Thank you! I will definitely research that! I also made an appointment with her Dr. yesterday. So hopefully things will get better soon. It terrifies me so I can’t even imagine how scared she is.

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