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By Anonymous - / Saturday 10 December 2011 02:55 / Canada
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I'm sorry for sounding stupid, but is a night terror like a nightmare, but a chronic condition that's a lot worse?

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its like a terriable dream you dont remenber. they are usualy chronic and happen nightly. its very common in soldiers who have been in combat. when you wake up all you know is your scared and dont know why.

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That's the long and short of it, yeah. Only people have a tendency to scream, flail, kick and just plain freak out while they have them.

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57, that's called a nightmare. Those are common. Night terrors are most common in small children but can follow people through to or appear in adulthood. If the person who said they're common in soldiers is right, it's probably a result of PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder, which is most common in soldiers. Night terrors cannot be recalled, and though the afflicted may seem in extreme pain and torment whilst sleeping, they should not be woken and will be fine upon waking.

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Ya definitely. I learned this in psychology a few weeks ago they're crazy! Some people even cause harm to those around them during their terrors. Sounds like op may need some help, I mean multiple girls whom never met one another all reporting the same thing.

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Night terrors just happen. If you get them, you do. I had them as a young child and that's where they're most common. It's like sleepwalking, the person isn't aware, doesn't remember, and shouldn't be waken up. That's probably the best "treatment" you'll get without sleeping pills.

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I'm 15 and I've had night terrors all my life, it's hard I can't ever spend the night with friends because apparently I thrash around and scream for like 30 minutes sometimes I even hurt people when they try and wake me up, it's weird I feel your pain OP (I didn't know I could go to a sleep clinic I should check that out)

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Exactly. The definition of a night terror is a frantic dream in which you completely lose your shit that you have no recollection of the next day. Your girlfriends, on the other hand, will remember. See a shrink pronto.

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Get some treatment, my friend. Hypnotherapy is your best bet since its all unconscious. Homeopathics could help also, but Dude, it's ruining your life!

Dude that sucks it not your fault you cant controll it hopefully you will find a girl that cares enough to stay with you through that

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Sure you wouldn't quite be saying the same thing after they've grabbed a knife while still asleep, and started running after you with it.

Night terrors are no joke; you should really talk to your doc about it. There has been a lot of research on them for helping people cope.

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Night terrors are horrific. The only thing my doctor told me was to "think of pleasant things before I go to bed". Really? That's ridiculous. You have to change your lifestyle and the way you think regularly to get rid of night terrors. But that's only speaking from personal experience. Best of luck conquering the demon OP.

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Well that was quite rude. What she should of done was try to get you some help or maybe find something to rid of your night terrors. But no, she had to be a bitch about it and just dump you like that. Over something like that too.

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What? She's not obligated to stay with him. As someone who's suffered from long bouts of insomnia, I can honestly say I'd do the same thing, for my own sanity's sake. This is a situation where it's honestly neither party's fault.

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You have no idea if they've ever discussed this before. If OP has heard this from several sources and still not sought treatment, he's bringing it on himself. Even if he's undergoing therapy, she's not obligated to stick it out if there's no improvement. It's called compatibility. They're just not a match; it happens.

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My thoughts exactly. If all these women have left him over it he needs to get some treatment instead of looking for sympathy. It is treatable.

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Someones daddy was too busy guzzling the Jacky D's at 11am too look at your poorly drawn turkey you made with your hand.

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