Since she was about 9 years old, she would feel panicked during the night terror and wake up sweating, shaking and with a racing heart. "It takes me a long time, sometimes, to come down from that and to realize it's not real," she says.
Once Amy fell asleep with her infant son, Wyatt, while he was nursing. Amy says about a half hour later, she started having a night terror about someone coming to get them both.
"I picked him up [like a football] and literally sprinted down our hallway to find my husband and his brother still up in the living room talking," she says. "He immediately grabbed Wyatt."
After this terrifying incident, Amy decided to seek professional help.