‘Exploding Head Syndrome’ Surprisingly Common Among Young People

Complaint — awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises — was previously associated with old age.

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in five young people suffers from what’s called “exploding head syndrome,” a new study suggests.

People with the syndrome are startled awake from sleep by sudden loud noises — even the sensation of an explosion — that occur in their head, the researchers explained.