Sleep terrors (STs)—also known as night terrors—are characterized by sudden arousal accompanied by a piercing scream or cry in the first few hours after falling asleep. These parasomnias arise out of slow-wave sleep (stages 3 and 4 of nonrapid eye movement [non-REM]. Adult Night Terrors: Experiencing Phobic Episodes. by Jenn (Canada) I'm a year-old woman. I share a bed with my boyfriend. Every so often I am jolted awake and I see an imagined spider in the room. I am terribly phobic of them. I freak out and scream and demand my boyfriend turn on the light.
Aug 16, · Children are a different issue and I will not go into that as this page is really for adult survivors of childhood abuse and PTSD and C-PTSD. Night terrors occur during a deep non-REM sleep, typically within an hour after the sufferer has gone to sleep. Night terrors can .