Sleep terrors (STs)—also known as night terrors—are characterized by sudden arousal accompanied by a piercing scream or cry in the first few hours after.
Sleep terrors (night terrors) are episodes of screaming, intense fear and 40 percent of children and a much smaller percentage of adults.
Night terrors are usually associated with children, but adults can have them, too. Learn about their potential causes, how to stop them, and what.
Night terrors are most common in children, but they can affect adults too. An adult can have night terrors at any.