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A Rare Sleep Disorder:

Today I thought it would be engaging to share a rare sleep disorder, but one I’ve seen and diagnosed.

 Exploding Head Syndrome⁣

Presents as a sudden loud noise, snap, or explosion usually at sleep onset or upon awakening. ⁣

Can occur as an isolated incident or in a cluster. ⁣

Completely benign in nature but extremely distressing as most people experience it as a sensation of a blood vessel bursting in the brain. ⁣

This is essentially a sensory phenomenon of the brain.⁣

Neurological examination and neuro-imaging are normal. ⁣

The most important aspect of treatment is reassurance. ⁣

Have you ever heard of it?


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