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Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« on: March 31, 2015, 01:10:46 AM »
Ever hear an “explosion” in the night that didn’t seem to exist? One that you never told anyone about, for fear they’d think you were going insane? According to Washington State University researchers, roughly one in five people experience the psychological phenomenon known as “exploding head syndrome,” which involves being awakened by an inexplicable loud – yet nonexistent – noise.

Exploding head syndrome generally happens when a person is falling asleep, and scientists believe it’s the result of a kink in the brain’s mechanisms as it’s turning off. You can think of the brain shutting down like a computer would: Motor, auditory, and visual neurons begin to flick off in stages.


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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 01:15:28 AM »
When that happens to me, I chalk it up to having a bad dream.

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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 04:12:50 AM »
Whenever I have heard loud bangs, it is usually the 7-eleven getting robbed.
It is located about 5 minutes from my home, about ten blocks away.
If I stay awake, within five minutes I hear sirens.

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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 08:10:15 AM »
A good friend of mine had this not infrequently. At first he had no idea what was going but thanks to the internet, he found out. Being not as neurotic as me, he didn't and doesn't seem to care.

If it happened to me it would really blow my mind.
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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 11:02:55 AM »
A good friend of mine had this not infrequently. At first he had no idea what was going but thanks to the internet, he found out. Being not as neurotic as me, he didn't and doesn't seem to care.

If it happened to me it would really blow my mind.
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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 11:25:29 AM »
I experience something similar to this, and have for years.

For me it's not so much a sound of explosion but a feeling, like when you're at a crappy concert and the music rattles your bones for a second.

I've always assumed it was associated with sleep apnea.

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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 01:36:06 PM »
I have experienced this.
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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 01:56:44 PM »
A good friend of mine had this not infrequently. At first he had no idea what was going but thanks to the internet, he found out. Being not as neurotic as me, he didn't and doesn't seem to care.

If it happened to me it would really blow my mind.
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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 02:10:29 PM »
Maybe this would explain the time I thought someone attempted to kick in my back door as I was falling asleep. I grabbed my shotgun and called 911, but nothing was there. There had been several break ins that particular week, so I assumed I was next in line.

I suppose now that this has been shared, everyone can come up with an instance where this "happened" to them when it was really something else.
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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 02:17:28 PM »
I've had this happen before, but like the times where it feels like I'm falling in my sleep, it usually happens in the context of a dream.
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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 04:12:57 PM »
I've had this happen before, but like the times where it feels like I'm falling in my sleep, it usually happens in the context of a dream.

Yes, I used to have those falling sensations while dreaming, but I have always awoken before I hit the ground. I have not had that kind of dream in ages. Knock on wood.
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Re: Oy, My Head Just Exploded!
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 06:55:01 PM »
This has happened to me a few times. It freaks me out.
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