The Observations and Obsessions of a Superego's Sidekick

Strange Noises in the Night



Something strange has recently started happening to me.  I’ve had several episodes in the couple of months and most recently yesterday morning, which kind of unnerved me being currently on my own.

The thing is I keep being woken suddenly with a loud doorbell ringing and when I get to the door there is no one there.  The ring is very loud and to me it seems louder than our usual doorbell.  I wondered whether it has something to do with the medication I’m on so I decided to check it out on the internet.

Of course, there were lots of sites with people warning about using Seroquel, but for me it’s made me feel so much better and there really wasn’t any conclusive information on these sounds in my sleep.  But I did find some interesting sites.  Has anyone heard of phantom doorbell syndrome, I hadn’t and to be honest it still hasn’t given me much by way of answers, however fascinating it is.

It does however seem to be very common, and theories include communication from a deceased loved one, an inner alarm clock to sleep apnea. Has anyone any experience of this or any knowledge, I’d love some feedback.  I’ve mentioned it to my doctors and they have no explanation.

Any thoughts, anyone.


3 responses

  1. Gordon Carswell

    It’s happening quite regularly now my doorbell rings and yet no one is there ! Last night/morning it happened twice 04:10 and again at 7:25. It surely must be in my head

    09/12/2014 at 09:42

    • It’s a very strange feeling all right. Google phantom doorbell ringing there’s quite a bit out there. Hope it doesn’t keep happening. For me it would a few times in a short space of time, then nothing for a while. However for me it has finally stopped.

      09/12/2014 at 11:03

      • Gordon Carswell

        You lucky person

        10/12/2014 at 13:43

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