Night terrors can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose night terrors, we could:
|Lack Of Sleep||19%||Unlikely|
|Alcohol Consequences||3%||Ruled out|
|Restless Leg Syndrome||2%||Ruled out|
Have you experienced Night Terrors? Not the same as nightmares, they involve persistent fear, screaming, sweating, racing pulse, rapid breathing, and confusion lasting up to 30 minutes. You cannot be woken up and usually have no memory of a bad dream.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No, never
→ Yes, episode(s) in the past but not currently
→ Occasionally / a few episodes per year on average
→ Frequently / several episodes per month on average