CausesBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Various factors can contribute to sleep terrors, such as:
- Sleep deprivation and extreme tiredness
- Fever (in children)
- Sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings
- Lights or noise
- An overfull bladder
Sleep terrors sometimes are associated with underlying conditions that affect sleep, such as:
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- Sleep-disordered breathing — a group of disorders characterized by abnormal breathing patterns during sleep, the most common of which is obstructive sleep apnea
- Restless legs syndrome
- Head injuries
- Some medications
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