Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding head syndrome – it sounds a lot more destructive than it actually is.. but yes, it is a real thing.

Exploding head syndrome is a condition that causes the sufferer occasionally to experience a tremendously loud noise as originating from within his or her own head, usually described as the sound of an explosion, roar, waves crashing against rocks, loud voices or screams, a ringing noise, or the sound of an electrical short circuit (buzzing).

While it would totally suck to suffer from something like that, I think it would be great to be able to look someone in the eye and say "Yeah, I had to go see the doctor about my Exploding head syndrome…"

Also, if I started hearing electrical buzzing in my head… you'd have a hard time convincing me that I wasn't the most advanced robot ever.


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  1. Cactus Joe said,

    Wow. I have actually had this happen occasionally when falling asleep, but also sometimes awake when dozing. I didn't know it was a condish. I thought maybe I was having epilepsy. For me it is a short loud electrical buzz that only lasts a second, but it freaks me out. Weird.

    March 4, 2010 @ 7:38 am

  2. Tom said,

    I suppose I could Google this query, but since I'm here I'll ask you: What is the difference between EHS and Auditory Hallucinations? Maybe I have EHS! Sometimes just as I'm coming out of REM I "hear" something akin to a door slamming or somebody dropping what I can only describe as a big box of paper (yes, I'm a weirdo).

    March 5, 2010 @ 8:44 am

  3. sparx said,

    I think it's a form of auditory hallucination.
    EHS is characterized by the duration and intensity.

    March 5, 2010 @ 8:58 am

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