Thankfully, I don’t hear bombs exploding in my head, like some who experience Exploding Head Syndrome (more here) do, but I often have some sort of auditory dream that wakes me up. In fact, I had one this morning. I “heard” (not for the first or 10th time) a loud, brief, irregular knocking sound, that woke me up. Sometimes, it’s someone calling for me. It happens enough that I have learned (because it is statistically impossible that this many loud noises would immediately stop as soon as I “wake up”) that these are not dangerous things. I don’t wake up particularly startled. I just wake up, listen to confirm that there’s nothing happening, and then go back to sleep. Like a lot of people, I also have the occasional hypnic jerk, but those are different, and only seem to happen once in a while when falling asleep.
Based on a little research, it seems that quite a few people have some form of this.
Interestingly, I don’t have any other sleep issues, and only rarely have any trouble falling asleep.