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Sleep Terrors Several Times A Week

by Tanya

I'm a 42 year old female that has been experiencing sleep terrors for most of my adult life. I remember just a few that occurred in my childhood.

I've not injured myself but have hit/kicked/jumped onto my husband. My terrors are frequent (multiple times per week) and I am tired all the time.

In the past my doctor has suggested anti-anxiety medications, depression medications and diet monitoring. I tried all with no change in terror activity. I tried melatonin for a while which did ease the frequency slightly but I experienced extreme nightmares which disturbed me more than the terrors.

I can take a nap during the day and have a terror as well. Most of my terrors involve screaming, fear, rapid heart rate, etc. and sometimes a nauseating feeling from such intense fear. I strike, kick, jump up, stand up in the bed, and even get out of bed but I don't sleepwalk. I wish I knew how to ease the terrors (so does my husband).

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