Sleep Terror Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Sleep Disorder Statistics, Pavor Nocturnus Statistics, Incubus Statistics, Sleep Problems Statistics, Nightmare Statistics, Night Terrors Statistics, Night Terror Statistics, Sleep Disorders Insomnia Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Sleep Terror Disorder

  • 1% - 6% of children in the United States experience sleep terror disorder at some point of their childhood.
  • Less than 1% of adults have sleep terror disorder.
  • Individuals with family history of sleep terror or sleep walking disorder are 10 times more likely to develop the same disorder.
  • Sleep terror disorder usually begins at 20’s or 30’s in adults.
  • Sleep terror disorder is most common in children between 3 and 12 years old.
  • The median age of onset of sleep terror disorder is 3.5.
  • Peak frequency of sleep terror disorder in children younger than 3.5 years old is at least one episode a week. In older children it occurs with 1 to 2 episodes a month.

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Related Conditions

Dyssomnia – Difficulty Sleeping, Sleep Deprivation, Deprived Quality of Sleep, Insomnia, Lack of Sleep
Nightmare Disorder – Dream Anxiety Disorder, Nightmare, Moaning, Slight Body Movement, Alert and Oriented Upon Awakening
Parasomnia NOS – Abnormal Movement, Emotions, Behavior, Sleep Awakenings
Sleepwalking Disorder – Somnambulism, Walking Asleep, Parasomnia, Sleeping Disorder