What Are The Reasons And Solutions Of Nightmares In Kids?

  • Medication: According to health experts, certain medication can lead to nightmares known as medication-induced nightmares. In most cases stopping the medication or change in the dosage can give some relief.
  • Distressing or scary situation: Your little one may experience nightmares if he has been in any distressing or scary situation. Seeing scary images or spending time with unknown relatives may lead to nightmares in kids.
  • Stress or anxiety: If your tiny tot is stressed or anxious about something, he may have nightmares.
  • Tiredness: Acute sleep deprivation causes fatigue and tiredness which disrupts children’s sleep cycle and thus indirectly leads to nightmares.
  • Waking up abruptly and immediately in the middle of his sleep and call out for you.
  • Your child will be visibly terrified as if he has seen something scary right in front of his eyes.
  • Your baby will be afraid to sleep again if he is sleeping in a separate bed or crib.
  • Assure, reassure and cuddle your baby
  • Try to explain what has happened
  • Take other family member’s help to change his mood
  • Wait until the baby falls asleep and give a comforting toy or teddy bear as his sleeping buddy
  • No nightmare talks in the morning
  • Try to set up a relaxing pre-bedtime routine like taking a warm water bath or reading storybooks
  • You can acquaint him with the objects he may see in the dark such as shadows or streetlights from the windows.

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Montessori Academy of Arcadia

Montessori Academy of Arcadia

Montessori Academy of Arcadia offers quality preschool and daycare services in Arcadia and Monrovia in California.

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