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You can help alleviate nightmares in children by following some simple rules for better sleeping, including instituting a healthy sleep routine, avoid eating or exercising just before bedtime, avoid scary books or movies before bedtime, sleep with a stuffed toy or favorite blanket, use a nightlight and keep their door open. This will help them remember that family is close by. Click on the above link to learn more from the Merck Manual Home Edition.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|