If nightmares are a problem for you or your child, Mayo Clinic suggests:
- Establish a relaxing routine before bedtime.
- Be patient and reassuring with your child.
- Talk about the dream. Remember that nightmares aren't real.
- Imagine a happy ending for the nightmare instead.
- Provide comfort measures like a favorite blanket.
- Use a night light if needed.
- Consider stress-relief activities or seeking professional help.