Monday, November 05, 2007

Night Terror

A few hours ago Joseph woke up from a deep sleep screaming and kicking his arms and legs like no other. When you held him he was stiff and we could tell very quickly that he was still asleep but screaming louder than ever. This went on for about 5 minutes before he all of sudden woke up! He was fine and stopped crying. We spent the next hour playing with him and he finally went to sleep.

Our first thought was he was in pain, teething, or even semi-choking (heck I even checked to make sure there was nothing in his throat). We even thought may be he was having some sort of seizure.

In the end we concluded he was having some sort of nightmare, in my Google searching I found this article:

I guess it is more common than we realized. All in all, it was really scary and it never helps to see our baby crying. He seems to have forgotten all about it and is back to being a happy boy.


Nielsen Family said...

Oh, poor baby!! Collin would get the 30-minute terrors whenever we would stay in a hotel or go camping. Thanks for the article, we'll make sure he's more rested when we travel!

April said...

Yeah night terrors are no fun. Hudson has had a few, but not Ruby. Poor little Joe, hopefully he doesn't have another one. It isn't fun to see your kids cry.