For approximately 10 months now I have a constant banging noise in my head that only occurs when I am sleeping. I have been sent for an MRI and a CTScan but nothing has shown up. The noise is sometimes so loud that I cannot take the pain of the noise itself. This occurs almost nightly now and I am out of options with my doctor. They have ruled out epilepsy and all the more obvious things and I have been told they cannot find anything at all medically wrong. This is now impacting my daily life and am looking for alternative routes or suggestions to follow up on and do additional research on my own.
I am a 70 year old female - working full time, love my job, have limited stress (other than the normal daily stress of life) and have nothing that should be causing me additional stress.
Hello, I have to say I have experienced the same thing. I feel like an explosion just occurred in my head. Sometimes it is just a pop. I wonder if it not pressure/ or gas being released from my ear or sinuses? just a thought.
I'm in my mid 60's and have had severe ringing in both my ears since being a teenager. About 15 years ago I started having sounds like you spoke of as well but only while laying down. At times they sound like gunshots and have woken me out of a sound sleep. One doctor said it was probably related to high blood pressure as was the ringing but I'm sure I didn't have high BP when I was a kid so I think he just brushed my complaint off since I have no insurance to do any serious testing.
I've also been told it has to do with stress and started keeping a log of when the 'explosions' inside my head in relativity to what is going on in my life but to date have found no real pattern.
Good luck in finding a doctor who will help, I've been looking for answers on this subject for years and haven't found someone who has an answer yet.
my nana had the same problem babgin noise in her sleep dizziness ect she went to turkey and got checked they told her it was the lack of oxygen going to the brain and the vains goint o the brain are blocked or something im not 100% sure
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everynight when i lay in bed awaiting sleep a strange noise creeps into my head. its starts out soft but then gets louder, some nights it gets really loud. It sounds like millions of little tiny explosions, like waves of sound. its really weird but now im so used to it it helps me get to sleep but used to scare me a little. Once the noise starts in my head it dosen't go away unless i get up and do something but then it comes back really loud. does anyone know of anything this might be a symptom of?
I had a lot of noises in my head, not only when sleeping. I was also very dizzy. I found out I had meniere's disease. It is an inner ear thing that causes a lot of problems in the head, especially noises, banging,a rushing sound and a lot of feeling lousy. I also causes ringing, or whistling in the ears. It took 2 months to get rid of the worst of it but I still have the whistling. It has been a year now. See an ENT doctor, they may be able to figure it out.
While dozing off to sleep there are times I hear a banging noise like someone hitting an aluminum roasting pan. It gets pretty loud but not painful just a little scary and annoying. I'm wondering if my pain medication for rsd is causing it. Previous post said maybe lack of oxygen I can believe that too. Pray it's not serious or get worse
I've had the same problem with noises in my head for a while. I went to a Neurologist who did and EEG and has scheduled an MRA (different from an MRI ... it looks at the blood vessels). I had to re-schedule the MRA, so haven't had it yet. But something interesting happened since then. It is a long story, so I won't bore you with the details, but after an 11 day stay in the hospital on oxygen and over 3 more weeks at home on oxygen, I suddenly realized I was not hearing the noises anymore. I am on an as needed basis now for the oxygen and have had it off most of the time, except for at night, and I'm starting to hear the noises again. This tells me as a lay person, that it has something to do with oxygen levels. I need to call the Neuro!
I have been the victim of organized stalking and electronic harassment for over 20 years. Some of the pulse wave weapons and electromagnetic weapons can be used to target an individual so that they can have these symptoms. Not only banging and hammering in the head, but an array of other symptoms such as hearing voices (V2K). Just Google Organized Stalking and you will find many websites and You Tube videos on the subject. It is a severe form of stalking that many people don't even realize what's happening to them. I am trying to spread the word and educate people so that we can put a stop to this horrific torture!