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3-month child awakening of sleep in children waking up in fear of sleep baby all the questions about waking up sleeping in the child fear of sleep in the children waking to sleep. Fear of sleep can be observed in children over 2 years of age until adulthood. The probable cause is the sleep periods of the developing brain and the minor disruptions in the transition from one period to the other. In a majority of children with fear of sleep, at least one of the family members has a similar situation and there are additional parasomies such as frequent waking and sleepwalking in these children.Sleep terror and nightmares are awaken by fear of sleep baby and waking up. What are the reasons and differences of these two sleep disorders? What should parents do?
Awakening from sleep, waking up is a common sleep problem in children. It is not a condition that requires a doctor to visit if it rarely occurs. However, it is a situation that frightens the family if it is seen several times a month or more frequently. When the family wakes up with the cries of the child, no matter what they do, the panic starts to cry when they cannot stop crying and fear the child. Is there an important disease in my child? Or my child is epilepsy? This condition, which is called as sleep terror or fear of sleep, is one of the behavioral, emotional and movement related disorders seen during sleep called parasomnia.
In fact, most parents also describe another situation in which their child rarely wakes up from sleep, but the child can easily wake up, feel safe and sleep again. This is another type of parasomnium called nightmare in medicine and nightmare in the public.
Night fear (sleep terror) and nightmare (fearful dream) are two similar but similar. The fear of sleep is much more noisy, dramatic, more frightening for the family. A normal sleep consists of different periods in terms of its internal structure. Sleep periods are mainly divided into REM and non-REM sleep. The term REM is derived from the initials of Rapid Eye Movement. Characteristic features of this period are very rapid, chaotic eye movements. This period is also the period of remembered dreams. During this period, the body is completely inactive, breathing and heartbeat is irregular and usually very fast. REM occurs 4 to 6 times throughout the night and increases in frequency and duration towards the end of the night. Non-REM sleep periods are divided into two: superficial and deep REM sleep. Deep REM sleep is a difficult period of sleep, as is understood from the name. In this period, respiratory and heart rate is low and regular, there is no eye movement. Mild or superficial sleep is an awakened sleep period. In the early stages of sleep, more mild sleep followed by a deep sleep period followed by REM sleep. In the first third of the night, it consists mostly of non-REM sleep.
Fear of sleep occurs during deep REM sleep period. The fear of sleep, unlike the nightmare, is not related to the dream, but rather with the sudden fear of awakening when passing from one sleep to another. Mostly the fear of sleeping occurs 2-3 hours after the child falls asleep, passing through the deepest REM sleep period from the most severe non-REM sleep period. Normally, this transition can occur in silence and rarely cause a fear reaction in the child. During the sleep, the child sits suddenly on the bed, screaming as a sign of fear, then crying. The child breathes fast, increases the heart rate, sweats, and screams with fear. This takes a few minutes or more, the child then calms down and falls asleep again. Unlike a nightmare, the child does not remember this event the next day. However, in the nightmare, the child may recall the dream and fear he had the other day. The reason for this is that when REM is awakened from sleep (nightmare in REM sleep), it can be remembered on the day after the incident, but it cannot be remembered when awake from deep REM sleep.
Fear of sleep can be observed in children over 2 years of age until adulthood. The probable cause is the sleep periods of the developing brain and the minor disruptions in the transition from one period to the other. In a majority of children with fear of sleep, at least one of the family members has a similar situation and there are additional parasomies such as frequent waking and sleepwalking in these children.