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Weird Head Pain When Going To Sleep

by Rebecca
(Stockport)

When I'm going to sleep my head feels all funny, like a weight dragging my head down. It scares me. It doesn't happen all the time, it just feels weird and scary.

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Jun 07, 2011
Head pain
by: Figueroa

If you got trouble like me in going to sleep just ask your doctor if your ok

Jul 28, 2011
Head pulling down
by: Jank

How would you describe the sensation you are feeling? When I have an episode of sleep paralysis it feel like my head is SLOWLY sinking or being pulled by some "force" into my pillow. It doesn't hurt though. I just feel (or kind of hear) vibrations around my head. If I notice this within the first second or so of this happening sometimes I can wake up. This might be what is happening to. If I don't respond, I'll become "paralyzed" (I'm awake but can't open my eyes or move) until I can eventually snap out of it.
I'm 41 years old. I've learned to try not to fall asleep while laying flat. This helps minimize my episodes. Does any of this sound similar to your issues?

Jul 28, 2011
Swimming, Heavy Head
by: Lynn

I have a similar thing... my head feels weighted and like it's being pulled down. The same strange feeling also occurs in my legs and also seems to affect my breathing-- I'll start gasping, as though those muscles are also affected. I feel like no one understands and I'm starting to feel crazy and depressed. Seeing that someone else has the issue with the head makes me feel not so alone. I am living through one tired and depressing day after another trying to find out what it wrong with me.

Oct 31, 2011
Wierd feeling in head.
by: Dianne

I think I have something similar but it doesn't hurt. It feels like you can feel your brain itself. Feels like pressure maybe. Sometimes I try to let it keep going but always get afraid and shake my head to wake mysel up to stop it. The longer i try to let the sensation go on the stronger it gets. I'm afraid I will die if I follow the sensation. Question: is this the same thing you have and if so....have you suffered head trauma?

Oct 31, 2011
Wierd feeling in head.
by: Dianne

I think I have something similar but it doesn't hurt. It feels like you can feel your brain itself. Feels like pressure maybe. Sometimes I try to let it keep going but always get afraid and shake my head to wake mysel up to stop it. The longer i try to let the sensation go on the stronger it gets. I'm afraid I will die if I follow the sensation. Question: is this the same thing you have and if so....have you suffered head trauma?

Nov 01, 2011
response
by: Jank

No head trauma with me. It also doesn't hurt. But I really understand the "letting it go" and it "getting worse". I also eventually panic (most of the time) and force myself to wake up.

Honestly, it has been awhile since I had an episode. Not sure why though.

Nov 01, 2011
weird head pain when going to sleep
by: Dianne

Yes, understand the panic part too. I've wondered what this is for many years....since I was a child. It can't be caused by medication since I've had it since I was a young child and my mother didn't take anything when she was pregnant with me.

Nov 15, 2011
I feel this too! NEW
by: Joe

I feel this too! I really agree with the statement that said you can feel your brain! I'm wondering is this damaging? Like is there some type of disease or virus that causes this? I'm trying to not let it bother me, but it does.

Nov 15, 2011
weird head pain when going to sleep NEW
by: Dianne

I don't think it is damaging. I've had it since I was very small. I think we are suffering from a sleep disorder that causes us to feel something that may happen to everyone when they go to sleep but for some reason we are still semi conscious.

Feb 19, 2012
feel my brain fall asleep NEW
by: Anonymous

I sometimes can "feel" my brain waves change just as I am about to fall asleep. If I try to re-awaken from this stage, it is a struggle. There is a sense of having had to much to drink (alcohol) and loss of the ability to stay awake. Once in a while, it "feels" like someone is putting a cover over my brain, weighing it down. I can sometimes shake myself awake, but I do not have a sense of full awareness, almost as though I am dreaming still. I can turn on the light and get out of bed, but feel dizzy. I do not have good balance. As a child, I had "nightmares" of an invisible cloak covering me and asphyxiating me. Other times, I saw a waving green-dotted black screen (always right to left) which put me into a panic. I am now 67 years old and have found that not many have this problem.

Apr 09, 2012
weird head pain when sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

I have feel the same too! I'm feel heavy in my head like someone push my head really hard,and following my teeth pressing each other like cramp around my mouth,and I can feel like some electricity short cut around my head.and I try to a wake its really difficult then when I wake up I feel bit pain around my mouth,I feel this so many times but never try to check with Doctor because worry for the result after,is there any one what is this?or is just normal weird head pain?

Apr 09, 2012
Me too ! NEW
by: Johnski

I used to have exactly this from when I was about 20 to 30. Im 40 now and havent had it in a while. I know it was quite rare and difficult to explain to anyone as no-one could understand it, except by chance I worked with someone who did experience the same. We concluded (as someone else has posted here) that it was paralysis of the body whilts still awake, but most people are out for the count by then!
I used to always get it especially if I went to sleep in an afternoon so used to avoid sleeping then. No harm with it, although a little scary at times, and Im sure it will pass with time.

Aug 17, 2012
what is this called and how to cure it NEW
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know the name of it and how to avoid it

Aug 19, 2012
Title NEW
by: Jank

Sleep Paralysis

Aug 20, 2012
Weird feeling in head going to sleep. NEW
by: Anonymous

I am shocked there are so many that have it. Nobody I ever talked to understood what I was talking about. Its nice to find other's that do.

Oct 05, 2012
pains in my head just as I'm falling alseep NEW
by: Anonymous

Omg I'm feel so much better knowing I'm not the only one I really agree with the statment made be that I'm sometimes feel I'm still awake and I'm liked trape in my body and can't pull myslef out of it its scarey aswell sometimes I don't wanna fall asleep because its that horrible x

Oct 12, 2012
weird things that happen in my sleep NEW
by: Carolina

Hi God Bless everyone. So as i open this page i start reading some of the comment that all you beautiful people are writing. I had the samething where i am sleeping and i feel like someone is holding me and i cant move , i cant talk , and i hear weird noise like a vibration noise. I go to church and im a Christian and so far what my grandmas told me and what i understa is that the devil is trying to bother me while i sleep. He had try to kill me so many time while i sleep. Jn different ways. Some people might be possessed by some demons that won't leave you alone into you are free from it n only God can.do that. the only way i would be okay and be able to wake up is by praying in my.mind and every.time i do it it let go . If any othe father info plz email me. Sonyalora16@gmail.com

Dec 24, 2012
Seriously?! NEW
by: Anonymous

Carolina...

You're a fool

Dec 31, 2012
TO ANONYMOUS NEW
by: michelle

Anonymous. That wasn't very nice...everyone is free to believe in what they need to to get through life...do not be critical to those who believe differently than you...that's extremely close minded.

Jan 02, 2013
phew... NEW
by: Steve UK

Hey everyone... ive just woken up from an episode now... im 26 and had this happen quite a few times but never checked online or with my doc... i find it terrifying and always makes me panic then end up with sweats and dry mouth and eventually a headache (meaning no sleep)... no one ive ever described it to has felt this... i used to suffer from an anxiety disorder too so kinda just assumed it was related... im just really happy to find people with the same symptoms and questions... :)

Jan 08, 2013
it terrifies me when it happens NEW
by: jeannie

iv just had an episode where my head is sinking into my pillow and i feel a horrible humming in my head. i woke paralysed but was able 2 snap out of it only to have it happen three more times after that. the only way to stop it was to get up so here i am to dam scared to goto sleep. iv had this in the past. usually i have hallucinations and think im bein taken away by something when i have an episode. such a scary thing when this happens so i certainly understand how you guys feel.

Jan 16, 2013
INSOMIA BODY PARALYSIS MOOD CHANGES (ingomar-94@hotmail NEW
by: dennis 18 yr

ive also had it for 2 years the feeling of ur brain or ears sauzing or a tap noise in ur brain causes pain. and when u go to sleep like something or someone whispers in ur ear. after a while ur whole body and brains are paralysed while u hear strange noises. whike this occurs i am still able to open my eyes and look around while i still have to control my breathing. when i wake up the strange noises are gone and when you lie down. and then in the middle of the night i get hungry and thirsty all of a sudden. after im in my bed i have to pee. it keeps going on till the morning arises and im unrested wanting to stay in my bed till i can get a little sleep. it made me not being able to finish my school and job because i had lack of energy lack of interest and iritation.

NOT BEING ABLE TO SLEEP MADE ME WANTING TO KILL MYSELF! knife against my troath but i didnt had the balls to do it because i thought it would go wrong and i would still be half alive. i just wanted somone to do it for me.

"AVOID STRESS AT ALL TIMES HOW TEMpTING THIS EVEN IS THIS IS A MUST!!! "

so i tought this will never go over so i started to work on myself. eating on time HEALTHY and WORKOUT TO THE FULLEST or u wont be able to become tired.GET OUT THE HOUSE get a job u like to do. quit eating or drinking sugar or cola. it makes u stay awake at night. GET A FEMALE OR MALE girlfriend or boyfriend to sleep next to you. sex also helps to tire urself. dont watch much television especially not at night no creepy movies.

if nothing of these above help theres one more i suggest u to try is marigiuana yes weed it calms down ur stress. its not a drug its a plant and if u burn it u get some kind of effect that makes u high. cocaine and pills is a drug. weed is not a drug. drugand will make u able to fall asleep.
do it with a friend or friend though. make sure ur week rythym stays the same though no drastic changes. any questions mail me.

Jan 17, 2013
Are you being serious? NEW
by: Anonymous

Dennis, I feel like I lost brain cells reading your comment.

Apr 13, 2013
Me too NEW
by: CJ

Hi Everybody, It is a little comforting to hear that I am not alone in my weird head sensations. I have a dragging down sensation when tired, as well as a squeezing pulsating one from time to time. I try slow deliberate breathing and comforting scripture, like Psalm 23. Dennis, I'm so sorry your symptoms are so frightening. Most of us here can identify with that, but please don't let yourself be thinking about harming yourself. It is NOT the answer! Get some counseling or talk to a minister or a doctor. Things will get better.

Apr 13, 2013
Me too NEW
by: CJ

Hi Everybody, It is a little comforting to hear that I am not alone in my weird head sensations. I have a dragging down sensation when tired, as well as a squeezing pulsating one from time to time. I try slow deliberate breathing and comforting scripture, like Psalm 23. Dennis, I'm so sorry your symptoms are so frightening. Most of us here can identify with that, but please don't let yourself be thinking about harming yourself. It is NOT the answer! Get some counseling or talk to a minister or a doctor. Things will get better.

Dec 03, 2013
i have this too!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

i have this exact thing!! ive done my share of drugs so im wondering if this is a result of possible brain damage. also, i have it where its like everything is going black and i feel my brain like its going to short out or somthing. if i can relax and just let the feeling keep getting harder but i alway panic and snap out of it right before i feel like im going to die. its not a good comparison but i can kind of recreate the feeling if i pushing both my temples really hard. it doesnt nessisarily scare me but i was wondering if the drugs (benadryl, DXM, ecstasy, 2CB)

May 02, 2014
Weird head pain. NEW
by: Anonymous

I get those some times, most likely it's allergies also lack of sleep..I use a more hot than cold washcloth over my forth head

May 02, 2014
Weird head pain. NEW
by: Anonymous

I get those some times, most likely it's allergies also lack of sleep..I use a more hot than cold washcloth over my forth head

May 02, 2014
Weird head pain. NEW
by: Anonymous

I get those some times, most likely it's allergies also lack of sleep..I use a more hot than cold washcloth over my forth head

Jun 09, 2014
help NEW
by: Anonymous

I get this weird feeling whilst falling asleep like something is waking me up its like the weird est thing ever I do not know . How to stop it and its torture. Sleep depraved ..

Jun 21, 2014
sleep paralysis NEW
by: Anonymous

I used to get Sleep paralysis if someone was sleeping next to them i was able to to look down on my body and see them next to me and a dark cloud would come in through my door and surround me im guessing its because i used lots of heroin and it changed my sleep patterns boom theirs your answer hahaha.

Jul 22, 2014
need answers NEW
by: Anonymous

I am wondering the same thing when im sleep or just waking up my head be hurting I'm trying to figure out what can possibly be causing this...

Jul 22, 2014
need answers NEW
by: Anonymous

I am wondering the same thing when im sleep or just waking up my head be hurting I'm trying to figure out what can possibly be causing this...

Sep 18, 2014
feels like my pillow is moving NEW
by: Anonymous

I can be laying in bed awake or asleep an my pillow moves against my ear like something is alive in my pillow. Ive tryed changing pillows an it still happens with different pillows, i feel like maybe im going nuts, ive told family members an i dont think they believe me. I have no clue as to what this is, i feel like maybe a strange phenomenon or evil soul doing this. Any one else ever feel like there pillow is alive?

Sep 18, 2014
feels like my pillow is moving NEW
by: Anonymous

I can be laying in bed awake or asleep an my pillow moves against my ear like something is alive in my pillow. Ive tryed changing pillows an it still happens with different pillows, i feel like maybe im going nuts, ive told family members an i dont think they believe me. I have no clue as to what this is, i feel like maybe a strange phenomenon or evil soul doing this. Any one else ever feel like there pillow is alive?

Sep 25, 2014
head pains NEW
by: Anonymous

i get painfull head pains it seems only when i go to sleep it wakes me up and i find my self holding my head in the morning my head feels nume on top.

Sep 25, 2014
head pains NEW
by: Anonymous

i get painfull head pains it seems only when i go to sleep it wakes me up and i find my self holding my head in the morning my head feels nume on top.

Sep 25, 2014
head pains NEW
by: Anonymous

i get painfull head pains it seems only when i go to sleep it wakes me up and i find my self holding my head in the morning my head feels nume on top.

Dec 30, 2014
Upper Neck Muscle Tightening NEW
by: Anonymous

You people....try massaging your neck muscles when you lie down for a few minutes before actually trying to sleep.

You all have upper neck muscle problems.

Not space aliens from the sleep dimension or satan or whatever.

Jan 05, 2015
It is my neck NEW
by: Anonymous

So I have to 'get up' in 5 hours...I tried massaging the back of my neck and the pain is gone. But it comes back if I stop massaging it while lying down. I almost wonder if what I am facing is bad sleeping position. Lately I've been waking up with sprained necks. I haven't had this problem much since I was little. On another note, does anyone else scream randomly in their sleep? I seem to have a habit of screaming at 2 am even if I fall asleep just 10 minutes prior. Is this normal?

Jan 10, 2015
Support NEW
by: Wes

I've had this happen too...I have to say I feel better now I'm not the only one...I thought I was all alone...it's been a while since it happened to me (I think mine was from drinking)...are there other causes?

Jan 27, 2015
Sensation inside my head NEW
by: Andrew

Thank God! I'm not alone in this.

I've also been having these experiences since I was a child. The feeling of my something expanding inside my head and also the sound of vibrations of some sort while in sleep paralysis. Usually my mind falls into a state of fear which keeps me from waking up from time to time no matter how hard I try.

I am now 26 years old and it has come to the point where now I can activate that feeling while I'm awake.

I don't know if its good or bad, but if anyone has any information please contact me on email: andrewlesa88@gmail.com

Jan 28, 2015
worried mom NEW
by: vee

I'm 26 and I had sleep p.many times but recently I been feeling great pressure in the back of my head .but I'm fine when I wake up .I thought I was going to die it was that bad .it has happened before but not this bad I also heard a buzzing sound and my hearing got low.I'm wortriaried recently had my first child I was so scared I may not wake up .can someone tell me what is going on

Feb 01, 2015
Marihuana ???? NEW
by: Nicola

Dennis I'm sorry but if your suggesting marihuana will help then your an idiot. That stuff kills your brain cells and cause even more hallucinating sensations.
I don't get the feeling of being trapped in my body but I do suffer from Hypnic jerk a lot which is also terrifying. Just as your about to sleep you got a shock through your brain and body which makes you jump up. Sometimes it makes you feel like your going to sleep and not wake up.

Jul 07, 2015
scared NEW
by: Dave md

it only happens once in a while but I get the pulsating sound in my brain I can watch tv it feels like but I can't move at all and I'll wake up after I calm myself down but it's 5 am now just had another episode and the vibrations feel like they hurt when I'm sleepin but when I wake up I feel no pain I would tell my wife all the time she just blew it off until it kept happening so she showed me this site I'm glad that I'm not the only one cuz I didn't no what was happening

Jul 22, 2015
OMG NEW
by: Anonymous

when this happens to me i get a really bad headache and i hear this loud noise and its like a mix of buzzing and vibrating it happens either while im falling asleep or waking up and while its happening i feel like im awake but not because i'll try to get up but then i cant or i'll keep dosing off and waking back up for what feels like a super long time but when i actually wake up my nap was only like 30 mins. this freaks me out!!

Aug 08, 2015
same problem NEW
by: sagar

please help me if you've some suggestion or solution
iamsagar275@gmail.com

Aug 11, 2015
magic NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow, i was trying to find words to describe the sensation and what i found here was what i was looking for. Yes, I've had the feeling of growing pressure, not being able to wake up. In fact, as someone already stated above,i wake up and doze off again a dozen times. It feels like your brain alone is alive and...free-falling.

But quite unordinary i find myself enjoying the experience. Even when i feel a buzzling deafening pitch through my ears i try not to wake up, because the sensation of drunk dizziness is quite distressing and... magical for me. Am i alone?

The weirdest factor of these dreams is the state of consciousness you find yourself in. You are not totally conscious, but it feels so real. And there's a point where you choose whether to wake up or stay asleep. I don't know. It is really rare.


Aug 12, 2015
Pleasure NEW
by: Jank

I have been able to find pleasure from this experience from time to time. But usually is scares the crap out me. I have found that it is mostly mind over matter for me at how I feel about it.

Sep 02, 2015
wow NEW
by: MattO

Once again, I'm someone who's at least a little relieved that I'm not the only one this has happened to. I mean it's bittersweet, because it's scary and it makes me think I have a brain tumor or something and I don't wish it on anyone else.

In my experience, it always happened when I desperately wanted to fall asleep, almost like I was forcing myself asleep. Usually my brain will kick off a specific sequence of dreams whenever this happens: it starts off with me traveling down an orange and yellow striped tube (I honestly can't say I've felt a falling feeling, but this is pretty eerily close...)then I start to feel a pressure build in the middle of my brain, like my skull is going to explode or something. If I fight past that pain for a few more seconds, I always get to the same point where I start dreaming of sitting on an unfamiliar bed in a pitch black room, not being able to see or hear anything, having a secondary sensation that there are these monstrous figures standing right at the edge of my bed in the complete darkness (i.e., I can't see them or hear them, but I just "know" they're there. Idk that sounds weird to type.) Usually right as soon as I get this "I'm not alone in this f***ing creepy and unfamiliar room" feeling, I get to scared to keep going.

It hasn't happened to me in what feels like a long time. Now that I'm older and a little weirder, I actually want to have one more experience like this, just to see how far I can get before I wake up. I mean, worst case scenario, I have an aneurysm. Best case scenario, I have a totally sweet experience overcoming, arguably, one of the scariest feelings of my life.

Anywho, those of you who suggested sleep paralysis, I'd be willing to bet, are half right. I think it's more along the lines of sleep terrors than anything. Whatever it is, though, at least we all have one interesting story to tell.

Sep 05, 2015
Buzzing sensation in brain NEW
by: Nurul

About 4 months ago i had experienced it for the first time.. I thought i was having a brain stroke so i had a huge panic attack aswell .. But i woke up and had no issue ..since last 2 weeks i am experiencing similar problem
every single night , addition to the buzzing sensation i also feel i am dreaming while being fuly awake .while having this sensation sometimes i try to crawl to the door and when i finally break the paralysis i realize i didnt move at all .. It was just a dream while a part of my brain fully awake .. Honestly i am scared and dont know what to do ., i am either going crazy or going to die..

I work at night so i dont sleep at proper time and my sleep
Pattern is really bad . Also i dont eat properly .. So i know i am slowly killing myself .. I will go visit a doctor tommorrow .. I have a feeling he is gona give me sleeping pill .. If i find any name for this disease .. I will let u guys know.

Sep 17, 2015
heavy weight feeling in my head NEW
by: Anonymous

I get weird feeling in my head once I go to sleep ,like a weight pulling my head into the pillow,but when I'm awake and up it feels as the pressure goes away,but comes night time it starts again and it scares me going to sleep again as if I'm gonna die anytime.

Sep 17, 2015
heavy weight feeling in my head NEW
by: Anonymous

I get weird feeling in my head once I go to sleep ,like a weight pulling my head into the pillow,but when I'm awake and up it feels as the pressure goes away,but comes night time it starts again and it scares me going to sleep again as if I'm gonna die anytime.

Sep 27, 2015
Ouchhh NEW
by: Anonymous

Before I only used to experience this when I get out of bed to quickly, I'd feel dizzy and my head would just hurt. But now the sensation has been more frequent, but it's still when I wake up. Recently I haven't been getting a lot of sleep so that might be part of the reason, but it's still scary. When I think I get enough sleep, my head feels like someone is pushing on the side of my head and I kinda feel like throwing up.

I'm just glad to know that there are other people who are familiar with this situation. I don't feel so alone anymore

Oct 07, 2015
Me too NEW
by: This girl

So like these days I've been having really weird dreams and sometimes I dream about things dropping on my head or someone pushing the back of my head and it hurts and when I wake up the sensation is still there D:

Oct 07, 2015
common NEW
by: AnonymousK

i get this all the time, its very often for me ive learned to accept it and i just let it happen now and will fall asleep where as before i would wake myself up or shake my head, it is a symptom of sleep paralysis. It can be more severe and put you in a paralyzed state which ive had before and for some reason you can feel a demonic pretense in the room and sometimes see very horrible images, im not religious at all but that would be the best way to explain it, to conclude this is normal dont stress yourself out, I also suffer with bad anxiety so its all a process of accepting and teaching yourself tools to not panic. I hope i could help.

Nov 01, 2015
Feels like my brain is squeezing and going to die or........ NEW
by: alok

Same problem as other friend or brothers or sisters.
Plz somebody write the cause for this deadliest,fearest
Experience

Nov 01, 2015
Feels like my brain is squeezing and going to die or........ NEW
by: alok

Same problem as other friend or brothers or sisters.
Plz somebody write the cause for this deadliest,fearest
Experience

Nov 28, 2015
Shake my head and it's gone. NEW
by: Paul

Hi everyone. Great to know I'm not alone in this. Not sure how to describe this but I'll do my best. Been suffering this so called paralysis for about 4 years. I'm 45 years old and all of this seemed to happen ever since I changed my pillow to "my Pilliw" (brand of pillow) at first, it felt like tingles or even like a cold liquid was flowing. It wasn't painful. Felt relaxing actually as I let it continue happening. After about 3-6 maths of this, I began feeling pain like symptoms that occurred when I changed my brain thinking. Ie.. Thinking of my job duty or replaying my day in my head and as soon as I thought of a new thought, the frequency pattern in my head would change and cause me to have an episode of numbness, pain and pressure all combined together. This would stop immediately as soon as I shook my head. It would all disappear.
This is Soo hard to explain. I have tried explaining what I wrote to a Dr but nobody seems to understand. I don't blame them.
Maybe my episode that happens is due to neck problems. I most likely need a massage and am always putting it off.
So back to my episode. It keeps me awake most of the night. It happens more often in smaller, less powerful hits to the brain. When a big one actually does come, I jump outta bed holding my head, opening eyes, knowing what's going on around me but I know I'm semi paralyzed for that split second. As soon as I shake my head, I'm back to normal. All this happens in a period of a few seconds.
Once I have the big episode, I feel that section of brain recovering or in a minor headache state. It scares me and I think sometimes I'm going to die. I really don't know what to do anymore. Any help or further discussions on this topic is more than welcome privately as well. Panemaelectric@gmail.com

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Any thoughts, comments or responses would be greatly appreciated.

Paul

Dec 09, 2015
Since I was 15 NEW
by: Anonymous

I first experienced sleep paralysis when I was 13 on a long road trip. I woke up suddenly and although i was awake and my eyes were open I just couldn't move or talk. This has been happening less frequently over the years. Now I'm 29. However, I also learned how to tell when sleep paralysis was coming. I would feel the heaviness you all speak of in the back of my head. My head would even shake from side to side on its own like for example, when someone is having a nightmare and you see them start to toss and turn. I would feel this and get up and walk around. That would stop the paralysis from coming. My question is though, why does this happen to us?? Is it some sort of a disorder? Has anyone ever gotten any answers from a doctor?

Jan 13, 2016
Buzzing and pain in head while sleepinh NEW
by: Anonymous

This has been happening to me since a was a small child I am 33 know the buzzing in my head only started a couple of years ago some times it feels like my head is going to explose but when I finally wake myself up the pain is gone. Thank god am not the only one it happens to thought I was going nuts.

Jan 24, 2016
Sharp head pain when sleeping NEW
by: Clerk Kent

Been suffering from the flu but almost through it. Last few days I've been getting these really terrible head ache though. Weirdly enough, they only occur at the point of dropping off to sleep. This results in a feeling like a knife being pushed through my head and I wake up. I try to fall asleep again but the whole process just starts up again. It continues throughout the night.

Doctor says it's just a normal part of the flu but it's exhausting and I can't put up with it forever. All they give me is paracetamol which does nothing.

Any ideas?

Jan 24, 2016
Sucks NEW
by: Tim

Just woke up from this. It truly sucks. My head feels like it's throbbing, the sound I hear is like an ultrasound when u hear a baby's heartbeat, and my brain literally feels like it's sizzleing. I'm aware it's happening and there's nothing I can do, can't move, can't talk.... Nothing. Once I force myself awake if I get up and stay awake I feel very dizzy and have to pee. I feel very disoriented and nervous for about 10 minutes. I go hug my kids fearing it may be the last time I get to. If I nod back off asleep and don't get up, the routine continues. Not sure what it is. It's happened before in my life, I don't drink or do drugs and I live a healthy lifestyle. Any answers would be greatly appreciated
tsteadman@socal.rr.com

Feb 18, 2016
Head being pulled down NEW
by: Anonymous

Ok, soon to b 20 yrs, god this is getting on my nerves and scaring the daylights out of me. I pray that no one would have something like this but it is also releiving that there are actually ppl who hv this....my head, while i feel myself finally going into that dream world and into a blissful sleep i feel like as if my head, rather brain, is being pulled down going ''blop''...itz like therez a difference in pressure in my ears and brain(i have an ear cindition where i have to clean the excess wax omce every month and now just recently,i hv got phlegm)..god, kind of hard to put it into words...i am known for being stressed out and sometimes anxious(though in my concious mind i never thought my mind z stressed and anxious for it to act in this way..z t even possoble??? ) these passed few days(though a hater of coffee..hate it..never liked its taste but found a brand dat tasted ok so i tried it for a few days)and wahhmoo my nervous sys...smthing happened...cud b da coffee..cud b my stress..cud b both or smthing else...wahhh im scared...z dis normal? im not gonna die am i??? anyway, i hope u all get better...seing as dis z an old post, i guess u ppl mt b better....i feel drauned and lazy too..smtms sm objects and words i read seem to move a lil(?)...mayb tz just my imagination and worry dats making mwe feel dis way...z there anything dat i cn do?

Feb 20, 2016
Scarrryyy weird head sensation NEW
by: Ginger

20 yrs old..freaked out...i had this teice happen last yr and now recently a few days ago too...it feels as if my head goes ''blob'' and my brain in diving inside or something...dragged down sometimes..god it freaked me out...i have even jumped to the conclusion that i have a tumor!!!!!! God, went to the doc and he have me medicine for sinusitis after asking whether i have headaches, which i don't and as far as i know i have no clogged noses orrr mucus dripping out of me...even he said that there was no phlegm in me but this was the final conclusion..and that is, that it must be sinusitis...i really hope its no tumor...i want an opinion...i just heard a sudden 'doh/thud' sound in my head also...god help me

Feb 24, 2016
new documentary describes this NEW
by: Anonymous

Sleep paralysis and obe (out of body/ astral projection)
look up the documentary called the phase on youtube... interesting

Feb 26, 2016
Sleep paralysis NEW
by: Justin

Actually had an episode last night as well... It's so scary to know you're awake and feel like something is holding you down and your body is unresponsive to what you are trying to tell it to do. Ugh these are the worst...! I'm only 22 and I've gotten this like two or three times now, afterwards when I am able to move I get a horrible headache that doesn't let me sleep to begin with and a feel nauseous. Anyone know scientific reasons for this occurance?

Apr 28, 2016
Not uncommon NEW
by: Anton

I first of all i read most articles about similar disorders.
A lot of factors can contribute to this.

1. When you sleep deprived it can happen just getting in Bed a very little when your Brain goes in sleeping mode you would sometime see a bright light and your instant thought is your falling of the Bed and you would severely shake for a moment.
It is not uncommon and happens to a lot off People with different sensations.
2. REM Sleep. Rapid Eye movement Sleep. This is when you are in a Deep Sleep You are Dreaming and you telling yourself you want to get up or are under severe belief you did get up and now your Brain is in a belief you are either paralyzed and you cannot move or get the blankets of and the more you panic the woreser the sensation feel. You have Two Brain Lobes. One that makes you believe you are awake and One that makes you fast asleep. I heard of some People saying a Ghost are Pinning them to Bed that is not true.It can happen to anyone and is very common.You need to get enough Sleep as this could attribute or make it worse.Taking some sedatives could make it also worse but not enough to panic. Please this is no Disorder and if your Head is Paining and have Neck spasm and you are wide awake and it persist see a Doctor.Remember the Brain is a very Power full Organ and whilst Sleeping can make you Dream the most dread full things.Hopes this help.Many regards.

Aug 22, 2016
Headache NEW
by: alex

I been never been sleep for almost 7 hours i been other place and i have done may lunch 3:00 pm
when i was going to sleep 5:00 pm i feel strong head ache util i wake up until now i on duty in a call center could please give some advice leonbacaron27@gmail.com


Thank You God Bless You, And Have Good Health and Day Everyday!

Oct 03, 2016
What is it? NEW
by: Anonymous

I just woke from an episode... I was calling out to my boyfriend screaming and pushing him right next to him saying help me but nothing happen. I finally free myself out until I felt like I was awake in my bed and it felt like it was daylight and I saw my cat messing around and got mad at her and told her to stop. Well as I was rubbing my legs on the bed she started to play with me..so..I thought...so I told her stop. It stop for 3 seconds and it continue to go but this time someone grabbing my toes and pulling them hard on and on.
I have this thing mostly every night and I can't take it anymore. I'm too scared to fall a sleep again and I just watch tv until it's morning again. What should I do...

Oct 18, 2016
Happens to me also NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm surprised this is so common, thought I was one of a few!. I'd like to go through my symptoms and would love to hear from someone if they have the same.
When I finally start to fall asleep it feels like a pressure crushing my head, not painful but extremely strange and uncomfortable! I then have a split second of feeling like I have no control over my body before i suddenly wake with a big gasp of air and jumping up in the bed. I used to get this when I was a teenager but only starting to get again? I'm 36 now. I was thinking it was like a heart attack or a brain tumor.... very frightening!

Simon

Oct 30, 2016
Really scary and painful NEW
by: Tori

I used to get sleep paralysis a lot, but it would always hurt so much as if my organs were being squeezed and I would get so much pressure on my insides that made me feel like I was about to explode. I couldn't move my body or make any sounds even though on the inside I was calling out to whoever was around me, but I could open my eyes and slightly move my head from side to side which was an even bigger struggle because it always felt like someone was forcing my head to stay still. And every time I would try and move my body the pressure would get worse and worse until eventually I was able to snap out of it and it made me hate wanting to go to sleep. My boyfriend witnessed this once and told me my head kept moving weirdly and it felt like I was vibrating but he couldn't wake me. I had that for years and once I would get out of it all I had to do was get my earphones and play some slow music and I was able to go back to sleep, but recently it's turned into something else.

Now I get these episodes when I'm either trying to sleep or waking up from sleep and I suddenly get pressure on my head, again like someone is forcing it to stay down, but I'm able to move my body around a bit more and come out of it a bit faster, but that doesn't seem to make a difference. My head feels like it's moving more viciously this time and I hear weird noises that sound like voices which I don't really want to believe because that is so scary. My breathing is affected even when I try to stay calm which then affects my asthma whenever I actually get up. It still hurts because it feels like my brain is being squished and there is a growing sharp pain in my chest and the more I try to move the more painful it is. I just got out of one now which is why I finally decided to google it and see if it was something serious because I always feel like I'm going to die if I let it carry on or if I try to hard to get out of it. I'm not sleep deprived because I don't have a job anymore since I recently quit to take some time off to myself so I spend all my time at home. I wouldn't say I get stressed because there's nothing for me to really stress about. I have no idea why this keep happening. It's always been very random and I already have actual health problems which is why this scares me because what if I actually die from it? I did read on here that it's nothing to worry about and it's normal but no one else seems to be experiencing it as painfully as I do so I really hope this isn't something fatal. I know some of my descriptions may sound a little extra but I really don't know how to properly explain what I feel. I'm 21 and this started when I was about 14 or 15. If anyone has any advice or answers for me please email me @ cass.d.black@hotmail.co.uk

Nov 12, 2016
Tori my friend NEW
by: Anonymous

Soo, my english sucks, but we're on the same sittuation Tori, the only difference i see is in my brain, i fell like it would explode and hurts soo much, i even can feel my eyes shaking and when i wake up i feel a imense pain in my brain.
Every time i think i gonna die of something and i know is scary but, Hey, i'm here right ?
I'm also 21 live in Brasil and i'm happy as fuck, i don't know your name, but, Tori, don't panic, maybe is not normal but you're not alone my friend and probably there's more with the same kind of sittuation. I hope we both find our answers.

-- Ronan F.

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