Night Terrors (Sleep Terror)

A disorder characterized by incomplete arousals from sleep associated with behavior suggesting extreme fright. This condition primarily affects children and young adults and the individual generally has no recall of the event. Episodes tend to occur during stage III or IV. SOMNAMBULISM is frequently associated with this condition. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p391)
Also Known As:
Sleep Terror; Sleep Terror Disorder; Pavor Nocturnus; Sleep Terrors; Night Terrors, Adult; Night Terrors, Childhood; Night Terrors, Primary; Night Terrors, Secondary; Pavor Nocturnus, Adult; Pavor Nocturnus, Childhood; Adult Night Terror; Adult Night Terrors; Adult Pavor Nocturnus; Childhood Night Terror; Childhood Night Terrors; Childhood Pavor Nocturnus; Night Terror, Adult; Night Terror, Childhood; Night Terror, Primary; Night Terror, Secondary; Nocturnus, Adult Pavor; Nocturnus, Childhood Pavor; Primary Night Terror; Primary Night Terrors; Secondary Night Terror; Secondary Night Terrors; Terror, Adult Night; Terror, Childhood Night; Terror, Primary Night; Terror, Secondary Night; Terror, Sleep; Terrors, Adult Night; Terrors, Childhood Night; Terrors, Primary Night; Terrors, Secondary Night; Terrors, Sleep
Networked: 48 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 2 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Somnambulism (Sleepwalking)
2. Parasomnias (Parasomnia)
3. Sleep Disorders
4. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
5. Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders (Insomnia)


1. Guilleminault, Christian: 2 articles (03/2004 - 01/2003)
2. Dönmez, Yunus Emre: 1 article (11/2014)
3. Ozcan, Ozlem: 1 article (11/2014)
4. Ohtomo, Yoshiyuki: 1 article (12/2013)
5. Niijima, Shinichi: 1 article (12/2013)
6. Umino, Daisuke: 1 article (12/2013)
7. Shimizu, Toshiaki: 1 article (12/2013)
8. Fujinaga, Shuichiro: 1 article (12/2013)
9. Takada, Masaru: 1 article (12/2013)
10. France, Charles P: 1 article (11/2013)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Night Terrors:
1. Paroxetine (Paxil)FDA LinkGeneric
2. MelatoninIBA
3. Midazolam (Versed)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Clonazepam (Rivotril)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants)IBA
6. Bromazepam (Lexotanil)IBA
7. N 30IBA
8. Imipramine (Janimine)FDA LinkGeneric
9. N-(4-aminophenethyl)spiroperidol (NAPS)IBA
10. Diazepam (Valium)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Hypnosis (Mesmerism)
2. Catheters
3. Chronotherapy
4. Pressure Transducers (Pressure Transducer)
5. Phototherapy (Light Therapy)