What Are The Reasons And Solutions Of Nightmares In Kids?

Nightmares are very common for children aged between 3 and 10. While nightmares are of no fun for anyone when it repeatedly affects a child’s sleep it can be particularly scary. From the sound sleep of the night, a child may suddenly wake up and start screaming and crying. Sometimes it can be difficult to console and calm him down to go back to sleep. Parents may have many questions related to nightmares like what are the causes, symptoms, and prevention of nightmares or how does it going to affect the child’s health. Preschool Sierra Madre, CA is here to help you out with your queries.

What are nightmares?

Nightmares are bad dreams that frighten children and cause them to wake up scared and nervous in the wee hours of the night. Children can have nightmares about their imaginary scary things or some real-life dangers that they have learned about. Young children may not be able to separate reality from their dreams and think that something bad has happened but as they grow older, they realize that dreams are unreal. Nightmares can often make children upset and afraid to go back to sleep again.

Causes for nightmares in toddlers:

  • 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.

There are some other reasons like a heavy meal before bedtime or gastroesophageal reflux can cause nightmares in toddlers and babies.

Symptoms of nightmares:

Here are some symptoms that your toddler will show when he has a nightmare.

  • Waking up abruptly and immediately in the middle of his sleep and call out for you.

How to deal with nightmares and some preventing measures:

Below Preschool Sierra Madre, CA has discussed some tips to comfort your baby and ensure that he is not afraid of nightmares again.

  • Assure, reassure and cuddle your baby

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

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