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Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What are Nightmares

We’ve all had nightmares, and it’s pretty clear what they are: vivid dreams that cause feelings of fear, terror, anxiety, etc. Especially vivid or terrifying nightmares usually result an abruptly awakening from REM sleep with distinct memories of the dream. Returning to sleep after these experience can be difficult and the nightmares are often remembered the next morning as well.

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Nightmares vs Night Terrors in Children and Adults

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 14, 2019 8:50:25 PM

Nightmares and Night Terrors Also Terrifying for Bystanders

Have you been witness to your child or spouse's nightmare or night terror? It may have been just as scary for you as it was for them. The words "helpless" and "heartbreaking" come to mind. Being able to distinguish the difference between a nightmare and a night terror will help you better understand:

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