Is it a nightmare or night terror?
What causes a nightmare?
How should I handle nightmares?
What causes a night terror?
How should I handle night terrors?
Evaluate your child’s schedule: is she getting enough sleep? Being overtired is a very common trigger for night terrors.
Evaluate any potential stressors: look for good, bad, and neutral stress. Good = upcoming trip to Disney. Bad = pet fish died. Neutral = new teacher at school