Exploding Head Syndrome Is More Common Than You Think
What a headache. In one recent study, nearly 30 percent of respondents said they’d experienced the harmless yet terrifying-sounding condition, in which sleepers are jolted awake by a violent imagined sound resembling anything from a gunshot to crashing cymbals. Experts are still trying to pin down what causes Exploding Head Syndrome, OZY reports, though many blame the brain’s failure to properly wind down for sleep.
What’s next for researchers? They’re hoping to pursue broader studies to more closely investigate links between EHS and poor sleep quality.