Dr. Virend Somers, a Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, reports most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. And noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means something unusual happened, probably a side affect of sleep apnea.

If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the early hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years When it gets old, it smells like vinegar.

There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides pain in your left arm. Take notice of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, but there may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets. You should keep a bottle bedside your bed.

If you think you are having a heart attack, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a little water. Afterwards, Call 911, phone a neighbor or a family member who lives close by, tell them you have taken 2 Aspirins and take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival, DO NOT LIE DOWN!