A neurological disorder that casts you into a deep, weeks-long slumber. A sleep disorder that sends the sound of gunshots ringing through your ears. A feeling that someone else is controlling the movement of your limbs.
It’s not science fiction — these symptoms are hallmarks of a number of unusual, and downright spooky, real-life medical conditions. They’re stranger than fiction: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, Night Terrors, Exploding Head Syndrome, and more.
Alien Hand Syndrome: How Unwanted Movement Disrupts Lives
The rare but troubling alien hand syndrome can cause your hands to move involuntarily. Learn the signs and symptoms of this neurological condition.Learn More
Is Sleeping Beauty Syndrome for Real?
Also known as Sleeping Beauty Syndrome, Kleine-Levin Syndrome is a condition marked by long periods of excessive sleep. Learn more about this condition.Learn More
Scary But True: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AWS), or Todd’s syndrome, or Lilliputian hallucinations is a condition in which visual perception is altered.Learn More
Fright Night: Is It a Night Terror?
Unlike a nightmare, a night terror is not technically a dream, but instead a sudden, fearful reaction that happens during sleep.Learn More
What the Heck Is Exploding Head Syndrome?
Exploding Head Syndrome is a condition in which a person perceives a loud noise, such as a gunshot, explosion, or loud crash, when falling asleep.Learn More