Need some advice regarding my 5 and a half year old daughter.
Since September she wakes up at night between 10 and 11 PM, drenched in cold sweat, shivering, teeth chattering and scared witless. She lashes out with her arms when I try to hold her close and can't tell me what had scared her so. To be fair she seems awake but not. Like when the lights are on but nobody's home.
It is not every night, sometimes she sleeps through ok. Seems to happen more if she had an upsetting day - had a hard day at school, been grounded for misbehaving or feeling under the weather.
There has been a few occasions when she was sick and brought up her entire dinner and some more.
Looking at websites all i could find was that they grow out of it, but tbh I don't want to wait and see her like this most nights. Good thing is she doesn't remember these episodes unless sickness was involved, and even then she only recalls being sick but nothing more.
Any advice on how to avoid these episodes? Other than keeping her awake?
Thank you for any tips or advice regarding this nightmare situation x