night terror definition

  • noun:
    • a situation of intense concern and agitation occasionally practiced, specifically by kids, on awakening from a stage of sleep not of dreaming but characterized by acutely vivid hallucinations.
    • A sleeping condition, where rest is interrupted by anxiety, anxiety or screaming.
    • a difficult episode (usually in small children) when the individual awakens in terror with emotions of anxiety and fear but is unable to bear in mind any event that might have provoked those emotions

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