EXPLODING HEAD SYNDROME

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Wotan
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   Posted 12/31/2006 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
--Now that I've gotten off Seroquel, my bizarre pre sleep symptoms have gone. :-) ---Recently, I've been under a lot more stress (w some temporary situation).     Anyway, on about only 2 or 3 times at most--right before going off to sleep--I hear a loud "BANG" sound that comes from within my head! confused ---Like a "cracking sound" of wood falling!   I told me wife & said, it must have been something outside!    I said.."NO WAY" nono --This was coming from WITHIN my head!
 
--Anyway--tonite, While doing searches on this phenomena--I came across exactly what it is--"The Exploding Head" Syndrome!---It described the feeling to a tee!   It is an auditory hallucination---related to other pre sleep disorders like restless leg syndrome.  It also is written that sometimes it is accompanied by flashes of light (tho not in my case) 
 
--Actually it was not really "diagnosed" until 1988.  It is totally harmless & the exact cause is not understood--tho some Drs think it might have something to do w the ear & the Eustachian tube.   
 
ONLY ME....with these..."WEIRD" symptoms--especially pre-sleep!  Anyway--has anyone else out there experienced strange "babging" sounds in their head right before sleep?

Twiggygal
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   Posted 1/1/2007 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Strangely enough.. yeah I have...

never thought anything of it... I just thought I was a little loopy before trying to fall asleep.. but I'd hear loud noises and they weren't really coming from anywhere except my head...

I had never heard of that before..


thanks for the info :)


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   Posted 1/2/2007 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
my jaw sometimes makes a loud bang that of course is picked up by my ear, just the joint slipping around
the eustacian tube can cause noises if pinched when chewing food
jaw clenching or toothgrinding when asleep would make things worse
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   Posted 1/2/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
no i had not heard of that
thanks for the info
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debaser
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   Posted 1/2/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Every great now and then, I'll have something similar. Mine do not sound like a violent explosion, though. It's more like the sound of a jet engine and lasts maybe half a second. I always figured it had something to do with sinuses.

ducky7
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   Posted 12/1/2014 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this was an old thread, but I just came across exploding head syndrome in wikipedia. I have been in treatment for Lyme for about a year and this happens to me a lot. Last night I actually got out of bed because I thought something was knocked over in our house. Usually mine just sounds like a crashing symbols or and electrical current sort of sound, I have a flash of light, and sometimes I feel like I'm flying backwards really fast. Always happens right when I start to fall asleep. Makes for a pretty sleepless night, needless to say:(

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   Posted 12/1/2014 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ducky,

We welcome you to HW! This is a great site with lots of great people, and a strong network of support. You're right, this is an old thread. A super old thread in fact. My goodness our archives are diverse! :)

I'd like to invite you to start up an introduction thread of your own, and you'll get a lot more views, more people to share with and more input. For that reason, I'm going to lock this (erstwhile ancient) thread.

Looking forward to hearing more from you!





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