I was talking with a friend the other night and the subject of hearing voices came up. I’m not talking about hearing conversations or people talking to me. I’m talking about that voice that wakes you from a sound sleep that is so real you actually look around to see who spoke. It’s not unusual for me to respond and then lie there dumbfounded because no one is around. Usually it is a voice of someone I know and I think they have entered my room. Sometimes, it seems to come from right outside the room.
She said she has experienced it too, which started me wondering if this happens to everyone.
I used to hear the big ‘bang’ just before dropping off to sleep and just assumed it was a normal process, although I must admit it hasn’t happened for a long time. But then, I am one of those lucky people who falls asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow – at least most of the time.
It’s probably a normal process. If it happens to others, they never talk about it, so I thought I’d throw it out there tonight and see what you all think.
Update 12/19/14: I recently learned that this phenomena actually has a name. Believe it or not it is called “Exploding Head Syndrome”. I haven’t read anything about hearing a voice speak to you, but the loud bang is common. I assume that hearing a voice is part of the condition.