Night terrors...help?

I'm watching my nephew who apparently gets night terrors (and I'm still not completely clear what a night terror is), which I found out last night. It scared the crap out of me, because he was yelling in his sleep and pushing something away that wasn't there, once I did manage to wake him up he just kept telling me... show more I'm watching my nephew who apparently gets night terrors (and I'm still not completely clear what a night terror is), which I found out last night. It scared the crap out of me, because he was yelling in his sleep and pushing something away that wasn't there, once I did manage to wake him up he just kept telling me he wanted to go to sleep, and eventually he did, what do I do if he gets one again, and what exactly is a night terror anyways? Isn't it just a nightmare? Do people who get them remember them in the morning?
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