How do night terrors affect my physical health?

This question was asked in Charlton, Massachusetts on 12/16/2014.
I have night terrors where I wake up drenched in sweat, crying, heart racing, and panting for breath. They frequently come in sets and I am unable to voluntarily wake up from them. What could be causing these nightmares? Is there a way to prevent night terrors? How might they be affecting my health physically beyond just lack of restful sleep?

Doctors Answers (1)

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 1/2/2015 1

Anytime your sleep is disrupted and unrestful it causes problems. Lack of sleep can affect your health in many ways and you should speak with your PCP or a Board Certified Sleep Specialist.