Sound of explosion in head just before going to sleep. There is no pain just the sound. This happens
every night at home. When on vacation in Ohio or California it does not happen. Recenly sound was like
a sonic boom.
I've experienced exactly the same thing,though it hasn't happened since I was in my twenties,mine happened during a time of extreme stress,mine weren't every night probably just three different times over the course of a few months and have never returned.
Mine would also only happen right on the verge of falling asleep and then "BOOM",I was definitely awake! Have you recently been under a lot of stress,more than normal?
I'm not one them people that usually blames everything on stress but this is one of the few things that I would say from experience is stress related. Mine passed...I'm sure yours will also. Take Care.
Thanks for posting.
This symptom of hearing loud sound in the head may be related to stress and overwork. However it is important to rule out inner ear diseases which can result in tinnitus.
I would suggest you to get an ear exam done.
Good news! I just returned from my second opinion to a neurologist regarding the two brain explosions I experienced in the last couple of months. The second neurologist was a seasoned doctor who was familiar with brain explosions and told me to fear not - although they do not know the cause they were common. I get menstrual migraines and the first doctor prescribed amerge and the second a preventive drug called Frova. My GP had me on percodan. My MRI & MRA came back normal and I'm going for a EEG next. I'll keep posting.
I brought a printed copy of all you who have written about your brain explosions to my seasoned neurologist. I pointed out the fact that they all happened around sleep time. I would be interested in knowing if any of you suffer from migraine headaches like I do. I have another appointment with the neurologist on January 18. Thank you all for writing about your experience. I was really scared but after reading that I was not alone and the fact that you're all still alive helped me tremendously - I thought I was circling the drain.
I forgot to mention that before the explosion sound sometimes I have the vivid sensation that I fell off of a cliff or a tall building and am free falling to my death, and then the boom sound happens. I don't know if it's the brains way of waking itself up possibly. Other times the falling thing or the bomb thing happen separately though. The bomb thing only happens in the place between awake and asleep, but the falling thing can happen even when I'm dreaming in a deep sleep.
But I also have a lot of medical problems. Sarcoidosis (L-form tuberculosis), and sleep apnea. The Sarcoid is in my nervous system among many other places, either causing meningitis or encephalitis or a combination of both, I'm not exactly sure because it's a really hard thing to diagnose. But whatever the case, I have inflammation (swelling) in the central nervous system from the Sarcoid that causes acquired hydrocephalus, chronic headaches, brain fog, double vision, tinnitus, paresthesia, proximal muscle weakness, and so on. I was misdiagnosed as having chronic migraines for about three years. They didn't believe me when I would tell them the abortive medications made me feel worse, and that I preferred taking opiods, but they just thought I was a drug seeking hypochondriac. I was actually diagnosed with Sarcoid years later because of abnormal chest x-rays and a lung biopsy performed during a bronchoscopy. The sleep apnea is because of having a lung disease (sarcoid), I just mentioned it seperately because it may play a part in why I wake up during my sleep more often.
I had the "boom" sound again about a month ago, but I'm getting more stressed out again though to from my declining health. The only thing I can tell you is I never had the "boom" before I became symptomatic with Sarcoid when I was 25. Take care...
I wish I had read your post more carefully regarding inner ear diseases.
I now realize the problem is in my ears as I developed tinnitus and ear congestion so severe I had to go back to my doctor. He's sending me to a ENT (ears, nose, throat). In the meantime I'm taking steroids to help bring down the inflammation.
After the last major brain explosion on October 31 I didn't experience anything again until December when I was awakened from loud noises once a week for the whole month, on the 26th it happened twice in one night. I haven't experienced any loud noises or explosions since then.
In early January I experienced a few brain zaps at night - like my brain was being shocked - but nothing since then. I also haven't suffered a migraine since December and I menstruated twice in January on the 9th and 27th.
On January 18 my neurologist said my EEG was normal and sent me to the lab for blood tests. I had my lab results sent to me and I see that my hemoglobin level is high (15.3) as are my potassium levels (5.3). The high potassium is not new but the high hemoglobin level is.
In the meantime I''m reading about FLOXING SYNDROME - the toxic adverse effects of taking fluoroquinolones - a class of antibiotics. I took the drug ciprofloxacin a few years ago and wonder if they may have caused my brain explosions and the loud noises.
Also, I wonder if there is a connection between the Methylprednisolone I took for my ear congestion problem and the brain zaps I received around that time.
I just had the sonic boomlike sound in my head last night for the first time in several weeks, but there it was, there again! It woke me up or maybe I was just half asleep.
I have had tinnitis for many years but the boom sounds just came on this year and it is sooooooo weird -- no pain, just that sudden sound and always when I am laying down or sleeping.
I went to an ENT for testing and he gave no hope or cause for either condition and said he'd never even heard a patient complain of the explosion and he did not detect (I suppose) any inner ear disease.
I doubt that mine comes from stress or overwork. I am completely baffled. Help!
Yeah you're really backed up lymphatically in your head, when it keeps getting worse like it did in my case you'll have sinus problems, dry eyes, swollen salivary glands it will just be something new all the time. Health care is a misleading term they should be called Urgent Care a chronic subversive thing like the lymph not filtering out acid wastes from the interstitial tissues isn't their specialty and you'll never get anywhere and will waste your money unless the boom sound comes from falling off a building and you have swelling in the brain then that's their specialty.
Health only comes from natural healing mostly from radically changing your diet to as close to 100% raw fruits, herbs, vegetables, nuts, and seeds as you can. Exercise as much as you feel you can, but don't push it to hard until you get this head issue cleared out. Finally you'll find the more you can open your heart back up to love your healing will speed up we close our hearts off and it lets in to much negative energy the mind, body, and soul are inseparable.
Don't get sucked into supplements either, because it's not the way nature intended to isolate chemistry, herbs though will alkalize and regenerate cells. Herbs aren't essential but they speed up healing if just the raw diet isn't making it happen fast enough. If you take herbs focus on ones that improve the adrenals, kidneys, bowel, lymph, and in your case upper circulation.
One of the best healers I've found is Robert Morse ND he combines raw diet with herbs. Get a juicer and juice all the celery, parsley, ginger and apple you can handle it will do more for you in two weeks than any doctors done for you in your whole life. Take care...
I have had a number of brain explosions, over the past 10 years or so. I retired 7 years ago, and I am 71 years old. I had a stressful job, but have no stress in my life now. I have never had a migraine and don't have headaches very often. The explosions always happen on the verge of sleep. I can hear them and see them (bright flash of light, sort of like white fireworks) but I don't feel anything. They certainly wake me up!!! I haven't been to an ENT (or a neurologist) since they don't seem to be harming me in any way. However, I will visit an ENT, as soon as I can, just to check on the tinnitus (pretty sure I have that)
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