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15 Month-Old Son Has Multiple Night Terrors Every Night For Months

by Andrea
(Georgetown Ky)

I have a son who is now 15 months old and he has had night terrors since he was around 6 months old.

They were on rare occasions but have progressively been getting worse. For the last 3 or so months he has been having multiple night terrors every night...

He has always been a very stuffy child and has been on 3 different types of anitihistonimes but none of them got ride of the snottiness so we took him off all of those.

We had a sleep study performed a week ago and we are waiting on the results. I think although he may not have severe apnea I think the chronic snot along with 2+ tonsils and mid to large adnoids are causing the ngiht terrors. Any thoughts???

If it were not apnea related how would they treat a 15 month old child with this many Night Terrors all night.. We all need sleep!!!! we are going crazy....and causing problems with my work performance and we can't afford for me to lose my job..


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Oct 22, 2014
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by: Kevin

Thank you for sharing your story Andrea. I apologize it took this long to publish on the site, but we've had trouble keeping up with the volume of stories submitted. If you have any updates on how your son did with the night terrors since submitting this story, please feel free to share them in the comments.

Dec 12, 2015
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by: Anonymous

I firmly believe, children with enlarged tonsils and adnoids tend too suffer with sleep disorders. My 18 month daughter has very bad sleep pattern, waking every couple hours crying, screaming, etc. Her mother has very large tonsils thus at times snoring can be a nuisance thought the night. Its also I believe a problem for our daughter who has issues with snoring, breathing heavy and disrupted breathing causing theses incidents where she wakes crying. I'm not a doctor, though I see a definite connection with this theory. I am sure once my daughters tonsils removed these wakings will subside.

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