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Sounds Hypnagogic imagery is often auditory or has an auditory component. Like the visuals, hypnagogic sounds vary in intensity from faint impressions to loud noises, such as crashes and bangs (exploding head syndrome). People may imagine their own name called or a doorbell ringing. Snatches of imagined speech are common. While typically nonsensical and fragmented, these speech events can occasionally strike the individual as apt comments on—or summations of—their thoughts at the time. They often contain word play, neologisms and made-up names. Hypnagogic speech may manifest as the subject's own "inner voice", or as the voices of others: familiar people or strangers. More rarely, poetry or music is heard
Originally posted by Domo1
How old is your wife? I am going to go ahead and say have her go get checked out if this happens again and in any way impedes her daily life. Sometimes before I fall asleep I'll hear things like my name being called, or sounds like I'm driving or in a restaurant. I think that's me being half asleep though.
Sensory seizures:These cause changes in any one of the senses. People with sensory seizures may smell or taste things that aren't there; hear clicking, ringing, or a person's voice when there is no actual sound; or feel a sensation of "pins and needles" or numbness. Seizures may even be painful for some patients. They may feel as if they are floating or spinning in space. They may have visual hallucinations, seeing things that aren't there (a spot of light, a scene with people). They also may experience illusions—distortions of true sensations. For instance, they may believe that a parked car is moving farther away, or that a person's voice is muffled when it's actually clear.
This is common an goes back to our primate liveing in trees ancestry..Its a defence mechanism whereupon our brains feel we are falling asleep in a inaproprate position or location.An sends an alarm to wake us up instantly.Ive experianced this often as well like an explosion in your ears an blinding flash wich jolts you awake...If I were on a narrow tree branch its more apt to send me tumbling to the ground than save me though.As it frightens the daylights out of me..
Originally posted by lambs to lions
reply to post by Domo1
She is 30. Personally, I have had a few strange occurances as I was falling asleep or having just fallen asleep.
It was like an explosion, or shotgun blast right inside my head. It was occompanied by a flash of light, and I woke up immediately. I did a google search on it and it is referred to as exploding head syndrome. Apparently, not much is known about it other than there doesn't seem to be any negative side effects which are known.