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Exploding Head syndrome!

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As usual I have started with a picture from my Neodigital collection. This one is a little different from the usual offering. It has been raining and so I haven’t managed to take new photographs for my Neodigital Art blogs.  I had to take a few indoors. Can you guess what it’s a picture of?

Horoscope: Aquarius – Sunday 29th of May 2011

Anything can happen today and all sorts of surprises could come your way. You’re probably anticipating a day when nothing much is going on yet it may be anything but. Expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to phone calls, messages, emails and unannounced guests. If you visit a bric-a-brac stall you may snaffle a home gem.

Nothing exciting has happened yet! I did consider a Sunday market but the weather isn’t very good.  I also have a swollen gland and so will stick to writing; unless that unannounced guest arrives.

Exploding Head syndrome

I have already written about getting white flashes when you’re trying to get to sleep in the wise ones blog and that phenomenon of inattentional deafness was covered in cocking a deaf ‘un and I covered feelings of Déjà vu following dreams in my blog; to sleep perchance to dream.  I’m not forgetting those of you who have problems with word recall, I covered that in a blog too. I think exploding head syndrome deserves a mention because it can be most disconcerting when your head explodes as you are trying to get some sleep. 🙂

It doesn’t actually explode it just sound like it’s exploding or like you are being shot through the back of the head. The exploding head syndrome was first described in 1920 by the Welsh physician and psychiatrist Robert Armstrong-Jones. It’s not thought to be dangerous but can be a little distressing.

Stressed out?

The most likely cause is too much stress and of course having your head explode every night doesn’t exactly help. It may be accompanied by flashes of light and so can be another attribute of the wise ones. The best thing to do is not worry about it and try to relax before going to bed. It may be related to seizures and they too can be triggered by stress and so you need to wind down at the end of the day. You have enough to cope with without exploding head syndrome

Hypnic jerk

If you jerk or twitch in your sleep then that is hypnic jerk; it’s nothing to worry about. Turn over, go to sleep and enjoy the nightmares… 🙂

Whatever problems you have in bed, it’s not the end of the world; that was last weekend…

3 responses

  1. How lucky am I that I haven’t had exploding head syndrome yet? I had no idea that was an issue for people. That must be a very unpleasant experience.

    I have had the feeling of falling when I’m just getting to sleep. Someone told me once that the feeling of falling in your sleep indicates that your life is out of control. But we’re never really in control of our lives, are we?

    I’m thinking that your picture is an egg carton. But maybe I need to have an exploding head to figure it out…

    30, May 2011 at 4:36 pm

  2. You figured out the picture; my brother didn’t know what it was but he probably doesn’t cook his own eggs! I think I have to be more inventive with close up pictures.

    30, May 2011 at 4:43 pm

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