When G1 was very young, he suffered from night terrors. He would wake up crying and screaming and it would take me a long time to help him calm down. I could hold him and tell him he was okay but it was like he couldn’t hear me. Although we finally got through that painful period, it was a terribly distressing time for both of us.
When children don’t get enough sleep, their learning suffers and their social skills take a dive. Sleep problems, like night terrors, can affect young children’s sleep. Most night terrors have no specific cause but there are suggestions for how you can handle them.
Wake Your Child Before it Happens
One recommendation is to wake your child 15 minutes before the terror occurs. This may require you to keep track of when the night terrors usually occur from the time your child falls asleep. You may also notice signs of increased movement or sweating before it happens. Keep your child awake for 5 minutes then let her go back to bed. Continue this routine for a week. The theory behind this is to disrupt the sleep cycle and hopefully stop it from happening in future.
Keeping track of your child’s sleep can be tricky – you need to be constantly watching and aware of your child’s sleeping movements. That’s where the Lully Sleep Guardian comes in. Designed to wake your child 15-30 minutes before the occurrence of a night terror, the Lully Sleep Guardian will help you to break the cycle of night terrors.
In the “parent wake up” method, parents are fully waking their child up in the middle of the night. The Lully Sleep Guardian works even better because it uses a smart algorithm to find the right time to partially wake your child up with a gentle vibration that occurs once a night for less than 3 minutes. This helps to break the cycle of night terrors without fully disturbing your child’s sleep.
- gets results within the first week of use
- makes daily adjustments using a smart algorithm to match your child’s sleep patterns
- is effective for reducing night terrors by up to 80%
- improves daytime functioning and reduces drowsiness by preventing night terrors
Effects of Lully Sleep Guardian
In a study of 9 children, researchers recorded their baseline measures before directing their parents to use the Sleep Guardian for a month. These are their results before and after using the Sleep Guardian: