J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 52:907-910 doi:10.1136/jnnp.52.7.907
  • Research Article

Clinical features of the exploding head syndrome.

  1. J M Pearce
  1. Department of Neurology, Hull Royal Infirmary, UK.


      Fifty patients suffering from the "exploding head syndrome" are described. This hitherto unreported syndrome is characterised by a sense of an explosive noise in the head usually in the twilight stage of sleep. The associated symptoms are varied, but the benign nature of the condition is emphasised and neither extensive investigation nor treatment are indicated.