Differences Between Nightmares & Night Terrors

The Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors


Most parents know what it’s like to comfort their child after the occasional nightmare.  But what do you do when it’s a more alarming nightmare?  Could it be a night terror (or sleep terror)?  If your child’s fear is inconsolable, no matter what you’ve tried, it might be.

While I haven’t experienced this myself I know several friends who’ve had this discussion trying to determine what’s going on.  Tonight my husband shared a great article with me about the difference between nightmares and night terrors.  It even has a chart with symptoms and the corresponding strategies to help calm your child at night.  I’m pinning it on Pinterest and bookmarking it but I just had to share it with you too.  Visit SixtySecondParent.com to see this helpful article.