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Exploding Head Syndrome

Postby Manners73 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:37 pm

Does anyone else have this?
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Re: Exploding Head Syndrome

Postby Johnny-Jack » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:06 pm

I don't but it must be challenging. I figure it may help to post a brief overview in case other's may recognize it in themselves.
Wikipedia wrote:Exploding head syndrome (EHS) is a condition in which a person experiences unreal noises that are loud and of short duration when falling asleep or waking up. The noise may be frightening, typically occurs only occasionally, and is not a serious health concern. People may also experience a flash of light. Pain is typically absent.
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Re: Exploding Head Syndrome

Postby Manners73 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:05 pm

It actually happened to me this morning (it happens a lot in the morning g times). It was in the form of a bell. It rang just the once, sharp and loud.

Thank you for posting the definition Johnny. I never think to do that sort of thing myself.
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Re: Exploding Head Syndrome

Postby Sineairt » Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:03 am

I think this has happened to me before, but only when I fall asleep. I hear a huge crackle (as if the slat on my bed has just broken, but louder. It also sounds like the sound of a door slamming in the wind) for a few seconds. Sometimes I have realistic visual hallucinations during/after the sound, but always for a few seconds so it goes away pretty quickly.
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Re: Exploding Head Syndrome

Postby Snaga » Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:06 am

I believe I experienced this not too long ago, as well. I was nodding off, and heard a loud pop, as loud as a small-calibre handgun, and it seemed as if it was only a foot or two away at the most. I honestly thought something had exploded. It was... rather disconcerting, to say the least. I quickly found 'exploding head syndrome' and concluded that's what I must have experienced.

I had no visual hallucination, just the very real-sounding audible one.

One of the many theories surrounding it, involves fluid in the ears- I have one ear that always seems to have more fluid in it than the other, and the sound, while binaural, did seem to originate close to me, from the side of my head that ear is on. Whether that has anything to do with it or not, I don't know. I just know I hope that doesn't happen again, even if it is benign. It wasn't fun.

As an aside, I have often jerked, right when falling asleep- that's unpleasant, aggravating, but not frightening, like the sound was. Didn't like the exploding head.
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