One Weird Health Problem Keeping People Awake at Night

Crying babies, noisy neighbors, work-related stress, uncomfortable beds, and too much caffeine. These are some of the more common reasons people can’t sleep at night, but did you know that some people are kept awake by…

Exploding Head Syndrome

What is Exploding Head Syndrome?

The Huffington Post describes the condition as follows:

People who experience exploding head syndrome typically hear a loud bang sound like cymbals crashing, a bomb exploding or a gunshot when no such noise has actually occurred.

Naturally, these loud noises can make it difficult to sleep, but is 
Exploding Head Syndrome dangerous?

According to the American Sleep Association:

As exploding head syndrome is not dangerous, and does not have a drastic effect on sleep, many individuals do seek help for their symptoms. It will first be necessary to consult with a doctor regarding your sleep and medical history to ensure that what the individual is experiencing is actually exploding head syndrome and not something else. Similar experiences have been known to be brought on by certain medications or drugs.

Who has Exploding Head Syndrome?

According to the American Sleep Association:

People over the age of 50 are most likely to experience exploding head syndrome. Women are at a higher rate of experiencing it than men. It has been reported in people as young as 10 years old.

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