Insomnia is also associated with an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke, which is more common among women. Insomnia features often include a high level of anxiety and absentmindedness.
- Description: Symptoms include difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, and early-morning awakening.
5. Shortness of breath
Dyspnea, or breathlessness, is a strong feeling of being unable to draw a deep breath. It often occurs among both men and women for up to 6 months prior to having a heart attack. It’s usually a warning sign of a medical condition.
- Description: Feeling like you can’t get enough air, dizziness, and shortness of breath.