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Well, I haven't done a lot of research to confirm this, but after DS had a couple night terrors when he was two, I asked our sweet family doctor about it. Dr. said that basically, the part of the brain that should turn off dreams when the child wakes doesn't do so--hence the child is both awake and dreaming...pretty scary I'd imagine. So perhaps your DD is having a nightmare and you become a character in it--and that's why she's kicking and biting you. The best thing I found for DS's terrors was to stay quiet, keep it dark, and just help him get back to sleep. In your situation, I'd probably quietly withdraw but otherwise keep it quiet and dark, realizing that whatever you do is going to be filtered through her dream scenario.