Why does night terror happen?

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Actually, walking in sleep or getting up nervous while sleeping at night is a kind of disorder. Let us know what are the reasons for this.

Night Terror: Waking up suddenly while falling asleep, getting out of bed in sleep, walking, or screaming loudly in sleep. You might have heard about this. This can happen to anyone. This happens to most children, but do you know why it happens? Is the reason behind this some bad dream? Is this a disease? Let us tell you the reason behind this today.

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Dr. Shweta Sharma explains that terror means ‘fear’. Here night terror means ‘when you get scared in your sleep’. This fear is not a common fear, nor is it like waking up from a dream. This happens when you are in the deep stage of sleep. You are in the deepest stage of NREM (Non Rapid Eye Movement). At that time you go so much that you get up from fear and your eyes are also opened due to fear. If you are scared in your sleep and you are woken up, then after regaining

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consciousness you do not even remember what happened. You don’t even remember the reason for that fear. In many cases, people even start walking in their sleep. Although, it is a different type of disorder, but sometimes due to night terror, a person starts walking in sleep. This is called night terror or parasomnia. It is a kind of disorder of arousal.

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What is the reason for this?

There can be many reasons behind this happening, such as –

• This can happen to you when you are under a lot of stress or too tired.
• This happens even if your body and mind have not got time to relax.

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• There is a history of night terror in the family, even then it is seen like this.
• Sometimes a trauma of the past that has had a profound effect on your mind.
• Sometimes you are under stress, but do not talk about it openly, but the mind is working according to its own accord.
• When you are in deep sleep then this stress comes into active phase and you feel night terror.

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