If you experience night terrors, you might find it difficult to shake the feeling of panic and attempt to fall back asleep. To combat this issue, I usually keep a clean tee-shirt, a glass of water, and an electronic device next to my bed. When I wake up in a panic, I change out of my shirt (which is usually wet with sweat), take a long drink of water, and turn on my phone or television. I try to regulate my breathing and calm down while distracting myself enough to forget the subject of the night terror. Then, I flip my pillow to the opposite side and attempt to fall asleep again.
I love scary films and thrillers, but I find that they can trigger night terrors. I don’t want to stop watching the movies, so I’ve found that If I watch a comedy show before I go to bed, it wipes my brain and puts me in a good mood before I go to sleep.