A Scary-Sounding Sleep Disorder: Exploding Head Syndrome

June 30, 2014 12:27 PM

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Exploding head syndrome may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but in fact it's a very real sleep disorder. People with this sleep phenomenon are prone to experiencing loud and sudden noises as they transition in and out of sleep.

• Noises are loud and jarring, resembling the popping sounds of firecrackers or gunshots, the slamming sound of a door closing violently, or the boom of an explosion. • These sounds may be perceived in one or both ears. • Sometimes the sounds of explosive head syndrome are accompanied by flashes of ...

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