Exploding Head Syndrome
Imagine drifting off to sleep, only to wake abruptly to an extremely loud sound such as thunder or a gunshot, and realise that nothing is actually going on. Mind-blowing, right?
Exploding head syndrome is a sleep disorder that often occurs in people who are dealing with high levels of stress and physical or mental fatigue. Contrary to earlier theories that exploding head syndrome predominately occurred in older people; a recent study found that is relatively common amongst younger people as well.
It can quite obviously interfere with sleep, as well as exacerbate ones fatigue and anxiety levels. To help you relax before going to bed and get to sleep easier, we recommend to:
- Turn off your electronic devices an hour before bedtime
- Drink a non-caffeinated tea
- Use melatonin (click here for more information)