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Night terror
Pathology
Symptoms

sweat, exhibit rapid respiration, and have a rapid heart rate

Treatments

Benzodiazepine medications (such as diazepam)

Show Information
Appearances

Paternity

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Night terrors also known as a sleep terror or pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia disorder, causing feelings of terror or dread, and typically occurring in the first few hours of sleep during stage 3 or 4 non-rapid eye movement NREM sleep.  They should not be confused with nightmares, with are a normal patholoogy of sleep.

However, they can also occur during daytime naps.

In Paternity, the patient, Dan suffers a night terror when he imagines Gregory House entering his room and cutting off his toes. In reality, Robert Chase confirms that Dan's experiencing night terrors.

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