17. Dizzy Spells
We’ve all had that feeling: you’ve been sitting for a while, and then you suddenly get up to do something and you’re overcome by a few seconds of dizziness. It happens to all of us, and believe it or not; it’s completely normal; a drop in blood pressure that comes with sudden changes in elevation. However, if you find yourself having frequent dizzy spells, particularly after mild exertion, or even simple things like standing up, and that dizziness persists for more than just a few seconds, then you may have heart trouble flying under the radar. This is definitely the case if you have other symptoms.
Nobody enjoys putting up with a snoring bedmate. However, if your partner is sawing logs every night, there could be more at stake than a good night’s rest for either of you. This is because snoring is often a sign of a serious condition known as sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common kind, is often indicated by snoring, and occurs when the throat muscles relax and the throat falls in on itself, blocking airflow. Ultimately it means that there isn’t enough oxygen getting to the brain. Sleep apnea also raises blood pressure, which increases the odds of heart trouble.
As you might expect, if you’re not getting enough sleep at night, you’re not going to have much energy during the day either. However, fatigue can still occur even if you get regular sleep. Ultimately, chronic fatigue is generally a sign that your heart isn’t getting the oxygen it needs to function properly. This may be a result of plaque buildup in the arteries, which also cause high blood pressure. All of these are serious indicators of health trouble. If more sleep doesn’t give you more energy, it’s time to get checked out.Related: 6 Superfoods to Get Rid of Fatigue