My 2.5 YO DS has never been a great sleeper, but lately he has developed a very stressful and confusing problem. He will wake up in the night, seemingly out of a deep sleep, mumbling about something senseless (I want to wear this shirt, don't put my toys away, I want a yogurt etc.) and then within a minute or two, be screaming hysterically. sometimes about the thing he was talking about, sometimes that he wants to wake up and go downstairs. If I take him downstairs though, he freaks out even more, saying that he doesn't want to go, then freaks out again if I try to take him back upstairs. Nothing soothes him, even if I offer a drink, turn on his music etc. He just screams and yells for 15-30 mins, then eventually goes back to sleep. He often then wakes up a few hours later and repeats the whole thing again. I have done some research into night terrors, but everything I have read says that those typically happen within 2-3 hours of falling asleep, and these episodes seem to happen at any time, but most frequently after he has slept for 5-6 hrs, and has had one 'normal' wake up before the episode. They happen mor often when he doesn't nap, but still do happen even when he does. They have also been occurring more frequently in the last 2 mths (3-4 times a week) We have tried semi-waking him up before we go to bed, which sometimes helps and sometimes doesn't. I am so frustrated, and so sleep derpived, and we don't know what to do. I am also 3 mths pregnant and am so worried that this is going to continue when this next baby is born. If anyone has had any experiences like this, please help! I am so desperate, I would try just about anything to help my son.
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night terrors? please help.