Posted by Tracy (22.214.171.124) on July 09, 2000 at 09:55:07:
In Reply to: Anyone else out there with night terrors? posted by August on July 08, 2000 at 18:17:52:
I woke up to hear her whimpering at about 11pm. She was sitting as far back on the top of her bed as she could get, saying that "they" were in her room at the end of her bed. I quieted her down and she went back to sleep. She woke me up again at just after midnight whimpering for me, but almost as if she was worried about makign too much noise. I called out to her it was okay and to go back to sleep. She then started SCREAMING the house down, when I went into her she was sitting up as before, she was hysterical saying "they" had touched her leg and were still at the end of her bed. I was worried she would have a fit or soemthing so we took her into bed with us. She seemed to nod off and so did we. a few mintues later I felt her go stiff and draw her little legs into her tummy. When I looked at her I went cold. I have never seen terror so bad on a childs face. Her little eyes were like saucers. She was peering over the top of the covers and when I asked what was wrong, she just pointed over my shoulder and said "they" were there. I looked but couldn't see anything, but by now I was becoming as frightened as she was. So I put the light on. I asked her if that was better and were "they" gone and she "yes, better. No, still there". Eventually at about 3-4am we finally went fully to sleep, although we'd cat napped up to then. When Trev took her back to her room at 5am she woke up briefly and he asked if she was okay back in her room. She looked towards the end of her bed and said "yes. Gone now" laid down and went straight to sleep. I tried to ask her what it was that had frightened her so much as we sat up through the night, but she was either unwilling or unable to explain whatever it was in a way I could understand.
Can you explain it? Is that a night terror? Im not sure what to think, but I know I ended up as scared as she was! Can something frightening in a dream seem a reality on waking? can a remenant of a nightmare "follow" you to another room and worry you all night?
She's had nightmares of some description since she was a baby, but Ive never had to deal with anything like this before. It's been playing on my mind since it happened. She's slept okay since. Especially as we went camping this weekend.
So, IS it night terrors...or should I be worried about whoever "they" are? In case it's someone we know frightening her to a point where it's affecting her subconscious, or even something "else".
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Take care and God bless,
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