Heart attack warning – do you sleep like this? Heart disease signs hidden in your slumber
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, sweating, and feeling short of breath. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs and heart disease if you sleep like this. Are you at risk of a heart attack?
Heart attacks are a serious medical emergency that require immediate treatment, according to the NHS.
They’re caused by the heart’s blood supply suddenly becoming blocked.
Without enough blood, the heart can become severely damaged, and it can even be fatal.You could be at risk of a heart attack if you often snore while you’re asleep, it’s been revealed.
Snoring could be a sign of sleep apnoea, which is a risk factor for heart disease, warned the American Heart Association.
Sleep apnoea is caused by pauses in breathing during sleep, owing to weight on the upper chest and neck blocking the airways.
You could be at risk of sleep apnoea if you’re an unusually loud snorer, that sounds like gasping for air or choking.
“Plain old snoring can get a little annoying, especially for someone listening to it, said the charity.
“But when a snorer repeatedly stops breathing for brief moments, it can lead to cardiovascular problems and potentially be life-threatening.
“It’s a condition known as sleep apnea, in which the person may experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times per hour or more during sleep.