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Exploding Head Syndrome
05-07-2014, 01:57 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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It's a sleep disorder blink.gif I've experienced it several times myself, mainly when waking up from a nap.

Exploding head syndrome (EHS) is a real sleep disorder says Washington State University research Brain Sharpless. The syndrome is recognized in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, but it is largely mysterious. The term was first used in a Lancet article in 1988. It is more common in women than men. Sharpless, a WSU assistant professor and director of the university psychology clinic, says people with the syndrome perceive abrupt, loud noises as they are going to sleep or waking up. These noises may sound like door slams, fireworks or even gunshots.

http://www.sciencespacerobots.com/explod...r-50620142
05-07-2014, 02:02 AM #2
Ruby Wolf Member
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I have experienced this several times and knowing how literally millions of people have died by being shot in the head and how reincarnation may be very real then perhaps within that semi conscious drifting in and out of sleep state those who suffer from exploding head syndrome may be audibly remembering the way we died in a past life by gunshot at close range and if its a sleep disorder then why do we hear explosions and why not the sounds of gentle breezes or running water or birds singing or whatever else?!
05-07-2014, 02:09 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't hear gunshots although some might have sounded like it. More like a door slamming shut. I had a period where I woke up convinced the phone rang. It didn't. 13.gif
05-07-2014, 02:10 AM #4
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I've had a similar experience a few times immediately after falling asleep. I can't recall it happening on waking up. At any rate, good point B/S why do we hear things that scare the hell out of us as opposed to birds singing...
Are we hardwired for fear? In my case I've heard thumps, like loud knocks. Makes me jump out of my skin.

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05-07-2014, 02:13 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Because soothing sounds wouldn't slap us awake so brutally. We'd probably just keep snoozing.
05-07-2014, 10:27 AM #6
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(05-07-2014, 02:10 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  I've had a similar experience a few times immediately after falling asleep. I can't recall it happening on waking up. At any rate, good point B/S why do we hear things that scare the hell out of us as opposed to birds singing...
Are we hardwired for fear? In my case I've heard thumps, like loud knocks. Makes me jump out of my skin.

I would say yes ~ 1st fright then flight or fight.

Singing birds generally do not portend doom. chuckle.gif
05-07-2014, 11:23 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Except in North Korea I guess. chuckle.gif

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05-07-2014, 04:16 PM #8
yankees skier
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I can't say that I ever experienced this. damned.gif

Biere.
05-07-2014, 11:04 PM #9
Accidental Stoner Member
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More like a ring, getting from silent to so loud
that it feels like the entire cranium vibrates
in a couple of seconds.

Experienced it a few times, when extremely tired
but caffeine-zombified. Not pleasant at all.
Always sounds like bleak death.
05-08-2014, 12:00 AM #10
Below Average Genius Member
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For me it sounds like a single ring of the phone.

It's Jesus on the line.

Pray for me. hug.gif
05-08-2014, 12:04 AM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh I didn't know that. That prankster 13.gif
05-08-2014, 12:10 AM #12
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(05-08-2014, 12:04 AM)Octo Wrote:  Oh I didn't know that. That prankster 13.gif

Yeah, Jesus has a cell phone. It's the only thing people answer these days, so he sorta had to get one.

Interesting factoid. More people have cell phones than have electricity.

That's because in some places such as in Africa, people take their cell phone to the local store and pay to recharge their phones.

Pray for me. hug.gif
05-08-2014, 12:17 AM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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İmage
05-08-2014, 12:22 AM #14
Ruby Wolf Member
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(05-07-2014, 02:09 AM)Octo Wrote:  I don't hear gunshots although some might have sounded like it. More like a door slamming shut. I had a period where I woke up convinced the phone rang. It didn't. 13.gif
Like the sound of a door slamming is a very good description of what i've heard like a door thats suddenly and unexpectedly slammed by the wind...

The sounds i occasionally hear definitely seem to be heard from someplace within my head and i know i'm not imagining them especially how my body surprisingly and even frightengly reacts to them in very real ways...

I mean like i can very easily think about imagining hearing a sound but i never really hear anything no matter how much i focus and concentrate...

But i often wonder how and why are we hearing sounds (vibrations that propagate as a mechanical wave of pressure and displacement through some medium such as air or water) that are not emanating from outside our bodies?

Which makes me think that maybe these exploding head syndrome sounds are actually originating from somewhere within our ears?

Hey like anythings possible and so maybe these sounds are alien or secret military mind control sound waves beamed into our brains?!
05-08-2014, 12:23 AM #15
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(05-08-2014, 12:17 AM)Octo Wrote:  İmage
chuckle.gif

Better not be turning down THAT call!

"Hey, it's JEZuus here! Stop texting while you're driving or I'm bringing you HOME!"

Pray for me. hug.gif



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