Telltale sound when you fall asleep that can be a sign of killer heart disease

Coronary heart disease – also called ischemic heart disease – is one of the leading causes of death in the UK.

This happens when the blood supply to your heart is blocked by the buildup of fatty substances in your coronary arteries.

A pounding heart when you're trying to fall asleep could be a sign of something more serious


A pounding heart when you’re trying to fall asleep could be a sign of something more serious

Many of us believe that heart problems appear as obvious symptoms and prompt us to seek medical attention immediately.

And in fact, the most common symptoms of coronary heart disease are:

  • Chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • Pain throughout the body
  • Feeling of powerlessness
  • feeling sick

But the disease could manifest itself in much more subtle ways before you go to sleep, according to Michael Miller, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

When you fall asleep, you may hear your own breathing or the strange rumbling of your stomach.

But Dr. Miller said to look out for one telltale sign that could indicate you have coronary artery disease: the sound of your own heart palpitations.

Although you may think it is normal, falling asleep is a time when your body relaxes and relaxes. Your heart shouldn’t be beating so loudly that you can hear it.

“Some patients with a noisy defective valve may hear the noise of their valve at night when they are trying to sleep,” said Dr. Miller Health.

Instead of adjusting your sleeping position to stop hearing the “Do, P-pump” sound, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about it.

A pounding heartbeat can also be a sign of low blood pressure, low blood sugar, anemia or anemia. Dehydrationor it could even be a result of the medications you are taking.

According to the British Heart Foundationthe feeling that your heart is racing, pounding, or fluttering is called palpitations.

It was said that heart palpitations could be caused by the following heart diseases:

  • Arrhythmia – abnormal heart rhythm
  • Cardiomyopathy – a disease of the heart muscle that affects its size
  • Congenital heart disease – when a defect in the heart valves or chambers develops in the womb
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease

We advise you to speak to your GP if the symptoms persist for a long time, do not improve or get worse.

This also applies if you have had heart problems in the past.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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