In most children, night terrors eventually subside and do not need to be treated. However, there are two treatment options physicians may recommend. The first could be to improve the amount of sleep your child is getting. If this is not enough, medications such as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, etc.) or tricyclic antidepressants may be prescribed, but these are only used in extreme cases. Usually, though, families are simply forced to wait for the night terrors to go away on their own.