I Have Exploding Head Syndrome

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    ...and I like it. What a crazy thing to happen

    right as I'm falling asleep, and sometimes it's SO LOUD! Sometimes it's my name, of all things. If anyone reads this and doesn't know what I'm talking about, google it and tell your friends! Best syndrome name ever.
    incorporealist incorporealist
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    I think finding other people with this syndrome

    is really what EP is about. Ever since I could remember I've had this. I only really experience it when I'm just starting to fall asleep, after I've had trouble doing so. It actually calms me, because I know that if I start to experience it, in a few minutes I'll be asleep. I...
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    1 Response Dec 25, 2013

    This has been happening ever

    since I was a child. I lay in bed, dozing off and all of the sudden a huge electric shock sound bursts in my head. It's deafening, painful and terrifying. Often, it would make me fall out of bed, stunned. I've never shared this with anyone because I didn't know what it was until...
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    Dec 8, 2013

    How The Hell Can I Stop The Noise?

    After a bit of Googling it looks like I have Exploding Head Syndrome. It's where as I am just about to fall asleep I hear an extremely deafening noise inside my head (usually a very high pitch buzz/ring or a droning whoosh sound) I can hear it quietly as I'm getting tired and...
    dsaintd dsaintd
    26-30, M
    Mar 23, 2013


    I usually hear the intense ringing and see the flash of light during sleep. I've also experienced it right before having out of body experiences. When it happens I can usually feel myself trying to pull away from my physical body. It's almost painful, but more shocking than...
    jasminecg311 jasminecg311
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2013


    It is the most terrifying experience when it happens, I have no control over how terrified I feel and last night it happened, I thought there had been a horrible car accident outside my bedroom window. It makes me afraid to go back to sleep, I walk around the house over and over...
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    1 Response Nov 24, 2013

    Exploding Head Syndrome

    I couldn't believe when this happened to me the other morning.  I was in a deep sleep and was woke up by what sounded like a gun going off right next to my ear, or a loud explosion.  It really freaked me out and I thought I might have had a stroke or something. ...
    rothvl rothvl
    51-55, F
    Dec 12, 2009

    I Barely Sleep.

    I have exploding head sydrome which means anytime i try and fall asleep or anything, i hear a loud ringing noise in my head. I am the only one who can hear it, and cannot be cured in any way. So i almost never sleep.
    iamphat5 iamphat5
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2008
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