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8/5/19 5:56 P

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You're walking in your sleep. That's not the same as night terrors. Night terrors are very bad nightmares. However, both can get worse when your PTSD is out of control. Try to relax more in the daytime, and go to bed at the same time each night. A good routine is supposed to help.

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All the time, but not from PTSD. I've had them since I was a kid and all the way up into my middle-age. No true sure way fix for them out there. What I've always done is if I have a bout after the terror I'm up. Not that you could roll back up and sleep right after anyways, so I just start my day from there. I hope this helps, not that it is real encouraging to hear.
Kind of like seizures there are meds out there for it, but no cures for it. Just lesser episodes. And be careful of taking otc meds, you could spiral into a REM sleep and be locked in your terrors.

Sorry just noticed that your posting was really old and not a new one.

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I don't know what caused your PTSD but I do know that therapies for it have come a long way to help make it manageable. Be sure to do find some good serious therapy. In the meantime, Melatonin (an amino acid, available OTC) has been known to help some people. The herbs Valerian and chamomile also help. When I wake up in the middle of the night I make a cup of chamomile tea (several options are available - check out the local health food store) and read something pleasant and soothing if you have such available, or read something non-fiction that does not draw you into a story and keep you awake wanting to read more. Best wishes!

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7/30/15 1:44 P

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Wow. Try listening to soothing music at least half an hour before you sleep. Or read a "Good " book. Something which your mind will replay during the night. Give it a try.

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Anyone suffer from night terrors? I have PTSD that rears up sometimes and it usually manifests at night, while I'm trying to sleep, and I've even hurt myself by running into things. Sometimes I get all the way down the hall and into another room before I wake up. Has anyone any nonmedical solutions?

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