child with night terrors

My daughter has what was told to me as Night Terrors. I thought they had gone away. She had them from age 18 months and were bad till she was a little over 3.

I have discovered that even though she is 8 now, if you disturb her sleep or try to wake her, even if she is just dozing off, she goes back into the night terrors. Is this my fault? Did she inherit this from me because of my sleep disorders as a child sleep walker, sleep talker, and bedwetter? She seems to be just like me, only worse. What can I do?

- Jennifer, Age 27, Married, Female, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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