Need Information About Sleep Terror Disorder? Check Here

August 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Sleep Terror Disorder

If your child has sleep terror disorder episodes, information is what you need. Without accurate information, you might be terrified yourself, fearful that your child is suffering needlessly, or that there is something you should do to help your child “get out of it” easier.

While there isn’t a lot you can do when an episode happens, there are things you shouldn’t do – like try to wake the child up. That can result in a longer episode with even more confusion on the part of the suffering child. There are things that can help – talking quietly to the child, holding or rocking her, and making sure the child gets enough sleep and isn’t under an inordinate amount of stress.

If you have a child who has episodes of sleep terror, where to get information that can comfort you as well as inform? Where can you learn about the symptoms of sleep terror disorder? Let’s take a look.

Online Information

In this day of information overload, there is a lot of information about sleep terror disorder on the internet. Be aware that all sites are not “created equally,” and some are likely to be more accurate than others. Medical university sites are likely to offer good information, as are professional sleep associations. Also online, though, are sites where parents can give information and encouragement to each other about the challenges of parenting. There are other parents going through sleep terror disorder – the information one has can be shared with others in a way that supports and encourages each other that “this, too, shall pass.”

Books And Magazines

Parenting books are filled with information. Not all discuss sleep terror disorder in depth, but if you check the index you can find one with more information. Sleep terror disorder has been around for many years, and the keys for dealing with it really haven’t changed, so even older parenting books will offer reliable information.

Parenting magazines are more timely. They offer articles on many topics, and tend to cycle through topics again and again, often with a different angle each time. Sleep terror disorder has been offered many times. You can check an online catalog (often through local libraries) for which issues have the information about sleep terror disorder you’re interested in.

Ask Your Pediatrician

Of course, your very own pediatrician can also be consulted for suggestions or information on dealing with sleep terror disorder. Sometimes they will have other handouts or articles they can share with you about the condition.

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