Danger of Getting a Heart Attack When Awakening from Sleep

Danger of Getting a Heart Attack When Awakening from Sleep


You may be in danger of getting a heart attack when you wake up from sleep in the morning.

These are some of the factors which can cause a cardiac attack if you don’t have a healthy heart:

  • Dehydration
  • A bout of anger
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Infectious diseases, like pneumonia or the flu.

When you wake up in the morning, your body releases stress hormones into your bloodstream in preparation of getting your body in motion of rising from bed. This awakening may cause a cardiac arrest if your arteries are clogged with cholesterol-rich plaque.

So reducing the intake of cholesterol into your blood stream is crucial to prevent the plaque build up in your arteries.

Report from the Mayo Clinic and other medical websites:

Sleep apnea: Can it cause heart disease? Sleep apnea, along with its most common symptom, snoring, is more than just annoying. Some evidence suggests sleep apnea (obstructive hypopnea or OSAH) increases your risk of heart disease.

Obstructive Sleep apnea is a disorder that results in brief pauses in breathing during sleep. The word “apnea” is a Greek word meaning “want of breath.” With sleep apnea, breathing pauses can last from 10–30 seconds or more and can occur up to 400 times a night. For some people, sleep apnea will interrupt sleep every 30 seconds, all night long. Sleep apnea is a common and potentially life-threatening condition that frequently goes unrecognized and undiagnosed due to a lack of awareness among physicians and the general public.

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect a person’s ability to safely perform normal daily activities. It is thought that approximately 25 percent of adults are at risk for sleep apnea. Men are more commonly affected than women; other risk factors include middle and older age, being overweight or obese, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Symptoms of Left-Side Heart Failure

This simple test is designed to alert you to the possibility of a sleep disorder. Check any condition below that you have experienced in the past year.

  • I have been told that I snore and hold my breath at night.
  • I wake up with a headache.
  • I have high blood pressure.
  • No matter how hard I try to stay awake, I fall asleep.
  • I suddenly wake up gasping for air.
  • I feel sleepy during the day, even if I slept through the night.
  • I seem to be losing my sex drive.
  • I am overweight.
  • I am irritable, fatigued or have difficulty concentrating.
  • My heart skips a beat or races during the night.
  • Restless sleep
  • Awakening with choking, gasping, or smothering
  • Awakening with chest pain or discomfort
  • Morning dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning confusion
  • Morning headaches
  • Personality change
  • Memory impairment, difficulty concentrating
  • Impotence
  • Frequent awakenings to urinate

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