Re: Serious problem with DD. Need help :(
hugs mama! What your describing sounds exactly like night terrors (extreme ones) versus nightmares. I (thankfully) don't have any experience with them (my DD just has plain old nightmares), so don't have much advice to give. However, my understanding is that they're considered a sleep disorder, much like sleep walking, sleep apnea, etc., and with them being as extreme and disruptive to everyone's sleep as you're describing, I'd see your pediatrician. I'm not big on medicating LOs either, and, maybe there are non-medication solutions. Really though, that kind of intensity and duration is unhealthy for everyone and, IMO, needs to be addressed even if medication is the only solution.