I have been having this problem for about 6 months. I am a 22 year old female, in fairly good health and have always slept fine up until this. EVERY night without fail, I wake up anywhere from 1-4 times with these horrible night terrors. I dream about the most gorish, horrific, painfully terrifying things and wake up either screaming, thrashing around until I fall out of bed, or gasping and choking for air until my current boyfriend grabs me and shakes me awake. Then I fall back asleep, and it happens again. I have never had night terrors before, not even when I was little, so these really scare the hell out of me that I can dream such awful, violent things, and it is interrupting my sleep schedule so that me and my boyfriend never get a good nights rest, and is affecting our performance during the day. Right before these started I got out of a very bad, abusive relationship of 3 years, and the guy I am dating now is the first guy that had actually been just NICE to me in a very long time, and he suggested that maybe I am just so traumatized from the last relationship this is my body's way of dealing with it. Any suggestions? Tips? anything I can take to just...zonk out and have a dreamless sleep every night? prescription or otc? Thanks everyone.