Experts in Colorado say screen time with television and video games could be making sleep disorders like night terrors worse in children, reports ABC7.
“They get stuck in sleep,” Halbower told Denver7. “They can’t wake up. Only part of their body wakes up. Their body wakes up and their mind is still fast asleep.”
In videos posted to YouTube, children having night terrors are shown screaming and crying and not reacting to parents’ attempts to reassure them. Doctors say that’s because the children are actually sleep, so they can’t hear or see their parents. Experts advise not to touch or try to wake someone having a night terror.