Helping Kids To Cope With Nightmares and Night Terrors

What is the difference between Nightmares and Night Terrors?

This is a more scholarly treatment of the difference between nightmares and night terrors.

Stanford Children’s Health

Gives an easy-to-understand description of the difference between nightmares and night terrors, ways to help cope with each problem, and when it is necessary to call your child’s healthcare provider.

Coping with Nightmares

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Written by a nurse, this article suggests a few ‘creative’ ways to help your child deal with nightmares.

Cleveland Clinic

Gives an overview of nightmares and also has a resources link.

Kids Health

This article discusses dreams and nightmares, when they occur in the sleep cycle, and what to do to prepare for the inevitable occurrence of a nightmare.

Psychology Today

Get to the reality of what is behind the bad dream by getting into the reality of the child’s everyday emotions. Five tips are given to aid in lessening the number of nightmares your child has.

Coping with Night Terrors

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Causes of and coping with night terrors.

Kids Health

Defines and discusses the symptoms and causes, who gets them, and what to do about night terrors when your child experiences them.


Night Terrors: Definition, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment