30+ Interesting Facts About Sleep That You Definitely Didn’t Know

Exploding Head Syndrome

#20 Exploding Head Syndrome

Most people have experienced waking up to a large bang, a bright flash of light or an unfathomable sensation where it feels that their head exploded. However, in reality, nothing has actually happened.

These illusions are the results of a phenomenon called exploding head syndrome, which is similar to a hypnagogic jerk. It occurs when you are drifting into a deep sleep while the body is still in its senses.

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