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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    My dd is only 2 and we've just been too a sleep specialist. After describing some of the things she does the specialist doctor suggested it might be night terrors. She explained that they usually
    Happen early in the night (about 3-4 hours after going to bed)
    Distressed... screaming like a banshee crying
    Waking them will make it worse
    Usually go back to sleep after.
    She told me to watch some videos on YouTube to compare.
    I actually don't have any real answers or solutions though! She did say that I should not try to wake DD though.
    Sounds exactly like DD. It's always a few hours after she goes to sleep, I don't think it's ever happened after midnight. I'll look it up on you tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Are her eyes open during these episodes?
    No, usually they're closed.

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    It's quite common for the eyes to be open in night terrors. I had them from about 6 to 5 or 7 then they just went away. Having said that, the eyes don't have to be open. What you describe though does sound very similar to what my parents described.

    Usually it's about certain regions of the brain not sleeping while others are, which is why they are acting awake but aren't lucid. I've read waking them an hour or two into the sleep cycle can help.

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    Yep. The sleep specialist (and by this I mean a specific Dr who works at the children's hospital. ..Not one of those people who come to teach you how to sleep).... told me night terrors nearly always occur in the first part of the night. In the first few hours of sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    Dd7 used to do something similar, it turned out to be a sore tummy and itches from food intolerances. I would suspect that if she's pulling up her legs like that, then her tummy is uncomfortable. Does she have any tummy trouble like loud rumbles, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea etc? If it's not very hot where you live, moisturise her skin before bed and give her a wheat pack to cuddle when she wakes and see if that helps. Dd7 was unable to tell us at that age that her tummy was sore but it haapened seriously every night for months on end, a couple of hours after bedtime, regular as clockwork!
    My thought is kind of along these lines, could she have worms that are upsetting her? Causing an itchy bum and in the tired upset state she can't work out where to scratch.

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    I did consider worms and I've checked her for them during an episode of crying and also checked her nappies but can't see anything.

    I also thought about intolerances as she was CMPI as a baby, but her diet has been consistent for 2yrs now without any issues.

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    Sounds like night terrors to me. My DS1 had them at between about 2 & 3 yrs old and DS2 has had them too. Both were just like you described but eyes open.

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    Have you figured out what might be going on Cue?

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    It seems to have settled for now, I'm thinking it must be night terrors as it seems to fit.

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