Only 1 to 6 percent of children experience night terrors, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The National Sleep Foundation considers a night terror a parasomnia, which includes anything abnormal that occurs during sleep. While experts have cited everything from genetics to medications to sleep apnea as possible causes (it’s rarely linked to a psychiatric disorder), Carol Bowman, who’s been researching children’s past-life memories for more than 25 years, believes this can be a memory from a past-life experience. And psychiatrist Brian Weiss agrees. A specialist in the field of past-life therapy, Weiss says he has found that, as with deja vu or an aptitude for something like a foreign language, night terrors and vivid, detailed dreams can be a sign of a past-life memory emerging. “Past-life recollections aren’t always actual memories,” he writes in “Miracles Happen.” “They may also contain symbols and metaphors that need to be interpreted so their meaning and message can become clear.”
Read more about this article by Susan Fishman, a freelance writer and contributor to The Washington Post.