Night terrors are less common than nightmares and usually disappear by the age of six.  Night terrors don’t harm your child, who is in a deep sleep and often remembers nothing about it in the morning but they can be unnerving for parents!
 
Approximately 50% of children will have nightmares and often these nightmares will be scary enough to wake them up. As children get older, they will get better at realising that a dream isn’t real and can’t hurt them. By the age of seven, your child might be able to deal with nightmares without calling you for comfort.  
 

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