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(Daily Mail)   Fark-ready headline: "Is exploding head syndrome the reason you can't sleep?"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 76
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2014-05-06 11:15:05 AM  
I actually have exploding head syndrome. The first few times it happened, I was freaked right the fark out (there *had* to be a guy in the room shooing sporting clays).
 
2014-05-06 11:24:49 AM  
I was watching Kelly and Michael earlier when Kelly brought this up. Michael smiled and said he has an exploding head sometimes. Someone off camera got it as he chuckled a little and pointed. Kelly was oblivious. Funny shiat.
 
2014-05-06 11:38:43 AM  
I haven't had one in awhile, but the first time it's terrifying.  I thought I was having a stroke.
 
2014-05-06 12:15:34 PM  
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2014-05-06 12:26:36 PM  
Sometimes when I'm right on the verge of sleep I will be jolted awake by a bright flash and a loud wooshing sound. It happens quite a lot, so I've gotten used to dismissing it.
 
2014-05-06 12:27:54 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: I actually have exploding head syndrome. The first few times it happened, I was freaked right the fark out (there *had* to be a guy in the room shooing sporting clays).


I had it a also. I was so relieved there was a term for it other than crazy.
 
2014-05-06 12:28:26 PM  
It's more the refusal to explode of some other peoples heads that bothers me
 
2014-05-06 12:28:52 PM  
I don't know if I was suffering from EHS last week or if it was some asshole neighbor.
 
2014-05-06 12:29:38 PM  
I had exploding head syndrome, once,  submitter. Your mom said it was the best she'd ever had.
 
2014-05-06 12:30:07 PM  
instead of House, they're using Black Box as the new TV show to get their misdiagnosis from?
 
2014-05-06 12:30:25 PM  
I try to have my head explode at least once a night but the Old Lady isn't always in the mood and my arthritis.....
 
2014-05-06 12:32:25 PM  

cgraves67: Sometimes when I'm right on the verge of sleep I will be jolted awake by a bright flash and a loud wooshing sound. It happens quite a lot, so I've gotten used to dismissing it.


It's usually when I'm fighting sleep.  So it's extra terrifying when I hear it while driving. It's time to pull over and take a nap.
 
2014-05-06 12:36:15 PM  
I have this and it is accompanied by myoclonus. I sometimes get a flash too. It's nothing to worry about, but it is sure weird and very hard to explain.
 
2014-05-06 12:36:40 PM  
I've experienced it but it's not something that happens often, maybe 4 or 5 times a year or so.  I had already heard of this experience from a friend several years before but he didn't know there was a name for it. After I got up and looked through the whole house for the sound of the noise and found nothing my reactions was more along the lines, "Huh, I guess he wasn't making that up then. Weird." Now that I'm used to it I just flip the pillow over to the cool side and try to get back to sleep.
 
2014-05-06 12:36:50 PM  
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2014-05-06 12:37:01 PM  
How's that fark ready? It's pretty common, I thought everyone would've at least heard of it
 
2014-05-06 12:37:20 PM  
I experience it from time to time.  It coincides with when I am very stressed and/or sleep deprived or on an erratic sleep schedule.  Sleep problems and stress usually coincide with me.

At these times, I've also been prone to sleep paralysis and frequent migraines as well as auditory hallucinations during wakefulness.


Stupid, stupid brain.
 
2014-05-06 12:37:41 PM  
The source of the noise, not the sound of the noise....
 
2014-05-06 12:41:36 PM  

cgraves67: Sometimes when I'm right on the verge of sleep I will be jolted awake by a bright flash and a loud wooshing sound. It happens quite a lot, so I've gotten used to dismissing it.


I'm not saying it is aliens ... but it's aliens.

Seriously, this is one of many sleep phenomena which may have contributed to a lot of "alien", "night hag" and other fortean, supernatural and folkloric phenomena over the centuries. Very interesting from the medical and cultural points of view.

Aliens, witches, demons, ghosts, fairies, gods ... sleep and dreams are an ancient heritage and still giving rise to new mythology even today.
 
2014-05-06 12:42:11 PM  
came for the gif

leaving happy
 
2014-05-06 12:46:18 PM  
Mind. Blown.
 
2014-05-06 12:46:25 PM  
I get exploding head syndrome everytime I read an article in the Daily Fail.
 
2014-05-06 12:53:25 PM  
When I get sleep paralysis, I'm so terrified. Once I realize that it's just a recurring nightmare, I finally wake up. I've never had the exploding head thing. Sounds very bizarre.
 
2014-05-06 01:01:28 PM  

Grumpy Cat: When I get sleep paralysis, I'm so terrified. Once I realize that it's just a recurring nightmare, I finally wake up. I've never had the exploding head thing. Sounds very bizarre.


I've had both quite a bit. One of my brothers sleep-walks. The other has epileptic seizures. My mom was discovered to have extra blood vessels in her brain that are weak and prone to aneurysm. We also all have photic sneeze reflex. I think my family has some bad genes in the brain department.
 
2014-05-06 01:08:16 PM  
big.assets.huffingtonpost.com
 
2014-05-06 01:08:38 PM  
i8.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-06 01:11:39 PM  
Not since I stopped visiting the politics tab
 
2014-05-06 01:18:35 PM  
I used to have exploding head syndrome really bad in my late teens and early 20s, though it seems to have subsided.

I was scared that it might be a minor stroke or seizure or something. It was always a bright flash accompanied with an echoing ZONK sound.
 
2014-05-06 01:20:53 PM  
No Strongbad "Your head asplode!"?

/FARK, I am disappoint
 
2014-05-06 01:21:21 PM  
www.hrwiki.org
 
2014-05-06 01:23:29 PM  
Also, what frustrates me is the "Who the hell left a radio on?" when I am falling asleep.   Try to ignore it and it seems to get louder and more clear.  Get up and check the house.... nothing.  No radio. All quiet.

Brain, why you gotch ta be dat way?
 
2014-05-06 01:28:24 PM  
persephonemagazine.com
 
2014-05-06 01:28:43 PM  
All the men I share a bed with go right to sleep after taking care of their exploding head.

ALmost immediately.
 
2014-05-06 01:29:07 PM  
i229.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-06 01:31:29 PM  
www.thiel-a-vision.com
 
2014-05-06 01:32:22 PM  

Princess Poo Hands: All the men I share a bed with go right to sleep after taking care of their exploding head.

ALmost immediately.


Well, how many men is that?  Must be a big bed....
 
2014-05-06 01:33:44 PM  

Grumpy Cat: When I get sleep paralysis, I'm so terrified. Once I realize that it's just a recurring nightmare, I finally wake up. I've never had the exploding head thing. Sounds very bizarre.


cgraves67: Grumpy Cat: When I get sleep paralysis, I'm so terrified. Once I realize that it's just a recurring nightmare, I finally wake up. I've never had the exploding head thing. Sounds very bizarre.

I've had both quite a bit. One of my brothers sleep-walks. The other has epileptic seizures. My mom was discovered to have extra blood vessels in her brain that are weak and prone to aneurysm. We also all have photic sneeze reflex. I think my family has some bad genes in the brain department.


For most of my life, I've had SP frequently.  I've only had this "exploding head" thing once that I recall.  It was weird.  I woke-up to something that sounded like lightning hit the house.  I jumped out of bed to look at the carnage outside, and all I saw was a clear sky and people going about their business.

SP is a far worse expereince.
 
2014-05-06 01:34:40 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [imageshack.com image 65x65]


Niiiiiice!
 
2014-05-06 01:35:40 PM  

Grumpy Cat: When I get sleep paralysis, I'm so terrified. Once I realize that it's just a recurring nightmare, I finally wake up. I've never had the exploding head thing. Sounds very bizarre.


I get sleep paralysis fairly often and I don't wake up until my body is good and ready, no matter how afraid I am from the nightmare. I'm used to it so I just go back to sleep and try again later. Although I often have to do things like lie there and think about the fact that if a killer were standing over me I would already be dead or listen for the dog and convince myself that if he is still alive I can go back to sleep.

The fact that the condition is usually paired with nightmares that make it feel imperative that you get up makes me wonder if there actually might he a god who likes to fark with us.
 
2014-05-06 01:35:51 PM  

jtown: [www.thiel-a-vision.com image 600x459]


Wait... is that a Max Headroom reference?
 
2014-05-06 01:36:34 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Princess Poo Hands: All the men I share a bed with go right to sleep after taking care of their exploding head.

ALmost immediately.

Well, how many men is that?  Must be a big bed....


It's a California king. My sister wives and I all share a small harem of men.
 
2014-05-06 01:37:18 PM  

Princess Poo Hands: All the men I share a bed with go right to sleep after taking care of their exploding head.

ALmost immediately.


You hear that exploding noise? It's not in your head, it's the sound of your profile blowing up!
 
2014-05-06 01:38:30 PM  

The_Hairy_Gooch: Princess Poo Hands: All the men I share a bed with go right to sleep after taking care of their exploding head.

ALmost immediately.

You hear that exploding noise? It's not in your head, it's the sound of your profile blowing up!


And all the boners shall have sad feels upon clicking.
 
2014-05-06 01:40:14 PM  
Great. First the clown will eat me and now my head will explode.


/maybe my exploding head would kill the clown
//combo!
 
2014-05-06 01:50:26 PM  
Is exploding head syndrome the reason you can't sleep?

Farking no, headline question, the answer is always no. I'd imagine there's no gray area here, if you have EHS then you are pants-pissingly aware of it.

Sounds like a hell of a negative conditioning against sleep too. Oh you're tired huh? Well, lie back here, get comfy, gosh isn't that nice, now we'll just have your brain SLAP THE SHIAT OUT OF YOU for no apparent reason. Don't worry, when you get tired again we'll see if we can go 2 for 2...
 
2014-05-06 01:59:20 PM  
My man has exploding head syndrome almost every night, funny, he sleeps well after that.
 
2014-05-06 02:03:51 PM  
I have it.  It sometimes interrupts my falling asleep, but I don't think it's what's waking me up at all hours of the night.  At least, I haven't noticed it while waking, only while lying down to try to go to sleep.
 
2014-05-06 02:07:04 PM  
Mine varies now, among actual explosions (including bright flashes of light) to other loud noises.  Sometimes it will be the sound of some loud musical instrument, always convincing.  I wake up wondering who the crazy saxophonist is in the back yard and then remember that it's just in my head.  Occasionally, it's a human voice yelling briefly.

Recently, I've got a variation where the alarm sound I'm using will pretend to play in the wee hours of the morning.  It's really annoying.

If my brain thinks this is a good reaction to stress, it's a more hopeless brain than I thought.
 
2014-05-06 02:07:12 PM  

LoneCraneFullMoon: I experience it from time to time.  It coincides with when I am very stressed and/or sleep deprived or on an erratic sleep schedule.  Sleep problems and stress usually coincide with me.

At these times, I've also been prone to sleep paralysis and frequent migraines as well as auditory hallucinations during wakefulness.


Stupid, stupid brain.

Same here.  Been very stressed so it has been happening quite a bit.
What is sleep paralysis? Is that where you try to wake yourself but just can't move?  If so, have that too...it sucks.
 
2014-05-06 02:07:21 PM  

mightybaldking: [www.hrwiki.org image 250x197]


Wow, less than a minute later.  That's some snappy service, thank you.
 
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