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How do you remedy night terror 68 year old male. Recently

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how do you remedy night terror for a 68 year old male. Recently the individual falls out of bed and knocks things down.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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Night terror can be a manifestation of lack of adequate NREM sleep phase or deep sleep phase.
So this is a part of parasomnias or sleep disorders.
Also seizure disorder is another possibility better checked by EEG study.
For treatment prazosin can be used at night to eliminate night terrors.
Also a benzodiazepine temazepam can be used as well for the problem.
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