Night terrors versus nightmares. What's the difference? Nightmares happen during or REM sleep cycle, and when we wake up we can usually recall why the dream was so upsetting. Night terrors, on the other hand, happen in the first 90 minutes of us falling asleep and when we wake we have no idea what happened. We won't remember what was upsetting, but our fight or flight response is in full swing! Night terrors happen within the first 90 minutes because they say they are a fear response that our body puts out when it's transitioning from sleep stage 3 to...
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