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Posted by August ( on July 09, 2000 at 19:37:50:

In Reply to: Hey August, need advice on a possible terror thing with Bethany....................... posted by Tracy on July 09, 2000 at 09:55:07:

It sounds like night terrors to me. When I was a kid I'd get them when I was really tired, or had too much stimulus before going to bed.

When she looks like she's awake and sitting up in bed, she is actually still dreaming. During this state she can hear your voice but she's registering it into her dream. The things she is seeing at the edge of her bed are not really there, it's like a hallucination. What she is really seeing is what she's dreaming about.

When she has these night terrors, go get a cold glass of water and try to get her to drink it. Something about cold water will bring a person out of the dream and they'll start registering that they are awake.

E-mail me Tracy if you want to talk more about it.

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