Sleep Terrors in Children Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Sleep Terrors in Children Worksheet?

Sleep terrors or night terrors are an extreme version of a nightmare that commonly happens in children under 13 years of age. It forces them to wake up scared and screaming in a half-asleep state unresponsive to any attempts of comfort by the parents or caregivers. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help them identify the triggers of maladaptive thoughts and behavioral patterns underlying their sleep terrors so that relevant and effective coping strategies can be planned accordingly. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help parents to plan a calming bedtime routine for their child. They can use both the therapist’s and the child’s input in determining a bedtime routine and rules that can be effective in calming the child and preparing them for a restful sleep ahead. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by therapists to help parents establish a bedtime routine with specific rules for their child as part of coping strategies against their sleep terrors. Instruct them to collaborate with their child throughout the process and make sure they understand the significance and benefits of establishing and following the rules and routines.

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