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Is anyone having this problem.My son is 2, but every night he wakes up at the 2:30-3:00am yelling. This usually lasts for 30-45 minutes.

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sounds like night terrors or nightmares

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Try using a nite-lite or get him one of those "glow-worms' it plays soft music when he touches it. It works!

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Probably just a little scared waking up by himself. Those favorite toys give self assurance.
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Might be getting attacked by a spirit.

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I agree with animilo, it does sound like night terrors. They aren't all that uncommon in young children. You may wish to discuss this with your pediatrician, but I would also suggest you get the book, "Solving Your Child's Sleep Problems". My son's pediatrician recommended it to me when I was having similar problems. Very helpful info in it. Good luck!

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You are right. These are night terrors and are more common than people think at this age .
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what do you mean by "every night"? every night for the last two nights or every night for the last two years? The longer the duration, the more of a problem you may have. My son just turned two on the 2nd and very rarely will he wake up crying and even when he does, its no more than three minutes. LucyNJersey has a point on teething, but if not I would recommend seeing the doc....

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Yes! He must be having nightmares. My brother did the same thing when he was your sons age. Only difference is, my parents thought it was a phase and didnt put a stop to it till later on! But you can!

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I could understand nightmares or night terrors but why the same time every night?

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It's probay because with that age of a child, they go into a certain part of sleep after the same amount of time after they fall asleep. They don't sleep restless at this age, so their brain goes through the same patterns at the same time every night .
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It is night terrors and my son went through this. Since that age child does not sleep restless like an adult might, their brain goes into the same pattern of sleep each night. When the child gets to that stage of sleep, something goes "wrong" during one of the many dream states. It is usually in the deepest sleep/dream state in which this happens. His brain is still learning to wire itself. He is NOT AWAKE when he is screaming. He is still asleep , however he is acting out his terror with his body. Soon, the mind and body will work together and these sill go away. We left a hallway light on, or choose any type of light, and out a box fan in his room. We set it on low (or medium if you wish) and this made some strong "white noise". For some reason, that noise was able to keep him lulled asleep during the phase in sleep he was waking up in. See rest in comments.

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Make sure, if they choose to try this, that the air is not pointing on the child so he doesn't get sick with air blasting in his face all night. Before they try any of this, make sure he goes to his doctor to rule anything else out. This will pass but it may take a few months. He is NOT doing it on purpose . Also check into the book Truckerlady recommended.
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He probably getting nightmares.

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Might sound funny but my nephew did that every night he stayed up a little late... It seemed if he was overtired, he would wake up screaming, crying and not easy to comfort around that time, but still in a very sleepy almost not awake state... We just made sure he was in bed at his usual bedtime (altho not always possible) and it seemed to go away for the most part, still tho at 8 years old it happens when he has a late night.

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This is also good advice. Overtired children can not sleep properly and it will affect them.
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Your child may be having the same reoccurring nightmare. This doesn't sound good at all. If your child sleeps alone, try having him sleep in bed with you to see if it changes things. Or sleep in his room with him to see what's going on. Ask him what does he see or what's going on in his dreams that are scaring him. Sometimes demon spirits taunt children when they're all alone.

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My son has this issue as well. Runs in the family. I was told he needs more sleep then others. He has no caffine and is in bed before eight. If I keep him on a routine, night light, and fan he has no issues. I would recommend seeing your doctor. He started about age two. Some nights were worse then others. That was until I started making sure he went to bed early. I made a journal until I found what worked best for him. Hope this helped and good luck! :)

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