National Sleep Foundation: "What To Do When Your Child Is Too Scared To Sleep"
"Nap time" by Vladimir Rodionov. CC BY-SA 3.0
Here are some great tips from the experts at the National Sleep Foundation for those parents who are struggling with children who are experiencing nightmares. I would add that children refrain from playing stimulating video games right before bed, as these, too, present intense, scary characters and narratives that could disturb them as well.