However, this is the thing. The godly should be able to sleep undisturbed from fear. They should be able to sleep without bad dreams. Part of this has to do with routines. In one's routines, they should not feed on fear. Any child movie or media which includes fear should be eliminated from their access. Families should be aware of everyone's sleeping routines. If anyone begins having bad dreams, begin watching what family members are taking in.
Any media which builds fear - people should turn aside from. If you notice you are participating in watching movies or reading literature which creates fear for you, stop. You need to assess the media intake of those in your family. God did not intend for us of us to be hassled in our sleep.
If you go back to Ian's testimony on the youtube video, just after he came back into his body, he had real nightmares. Demons who had almost had him in their grasp for eternity, came after him to harass him immediately. He was just returned to his body. They wanted to kill him, and were arranging mobs to do it. His nightly harassment was the equivalent of the worst of horror movies.
As a small child, I had a repeated nightmare. As I read an individual's testimony of Hell, I found a particular judgement that was an exact fit to that dream I kept having. This is the aspect of truth that rings true to me in the testimonies of Hell.
If you or your child have bad dreams of any kind which disturb your sleep, there is something you can do. You can pray Jesus' blood over family before sleeping. For children with the night terrors, do this as well. Before sleeping read the bible to yourself or a child's bible to the child. I find reading the bible before bedtime very calming. Then, this is a prayer for a normal bedtime.
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
It is a really comforting prayer.
For children's nightmares, just add "I pray Jesus blood over (insert name) while they sleep, this room, and this house. Send your angels to protect (insert name). Thank you for your love and protection. Give (insert name) a good sleep. In Jesus' name, Amen."
Note: An adult or caregiver can also pray this prayer on behalf of the child. They don't need to personally do it. Grandparents or relatives can also do this for their loved one around their bedtime.
For adult's nightmares, just add "I pray Jesus blood over me/us while they sleep, this room and this house. Send your angels to stand guard on my home and on my room as I sleep. Thank you for your love and protection. Give us a good sleep. In Jesus' name, Amen"
Adults can talk to God plainly as if talking to a person. When I am in a nightmare, I can call on Jesus and I wake up. I will say, "Jesus help." I wake up. I can do this for any nightmare. I do this for any dream I feel uncomfortable in - anything that takes a turn in its plot which makes me wonder what is happening. Then, I pray as above focusing on the latter prayer for adults and I ask God for a good sleep. Sometimes you fall asleep and you have forgotten to pray before. Just call on Jesus, wake up, pray the prayer, and trust him as you go back to sleep. If you can't sleep for awhile, read the bible, pray, and go to sleep. Occasionally, if I could not sleep, I got up for a while and read a few chapters of the bible. Then, I went to sleep and slept soundly.
Please note, I will be preparing a gather resource set in an Amazon A-store. In that set of books, some books will deal with spiritual warfare. Prayer is the solution to bad dreams.