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Why does my son cry at night?

My  five year old son wakes up crying every night. He continues to cry all the way to the bathroom, but stops after going pee and then goes back to bed... I guess my question is, why does he cry? And why does he stop crying only after he goes pee?
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134578 tn?1602101550
Has he had some trauma that he associates with nighttime or with peeing?
13167 tn?1327194124
Is it possible he's having what's called a "night terror"?  It's a sleep state that's somewhere between sleep and wakefullness.  It could be the act of peeing wakes him up,  at which time he stops crying and quietly goes back to sleep.
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My son does the same thing, but not every night. I believe that my son cries because he has been woken up by the urge to pee and would rather continue to sleep. He also cries and whines the whole time until he is done and heading back to bed.
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