Heart attack risk: 4 times higher in sleep apnea

Poor sleep, especially when paired with sleep apnea, can lead to heart attacks in the long run.

Bad news: The heart attack, which many people fear, and sleep apnea are closely related. Or to put it very simply: Poor sleep can, in the long run, lead to a heart attack. how come 

Short and sweet:

  • The pauses in breathing and the constant lack of oxygen put excessive strain on the heart and blood vessels.
  • Various pathophysiological mechanisms are promoted, which lead to calcification of the coronary arteries and acute myocardial infarction. 
  • If you have sleep apnea, you have a four-fold increased risk of having a heart attack.
  • After a first successfully treated heart attack, sleep apnea patients also have a higher risk for further treatments. Who would like to experience this more than once?

Sleep apnea is not always solely responsible for the heart attack, it is often a combination of several factors. However, a targeted treatment of sleep apnea already eliminates an important factor in the development of heart attacks and one can concentrate on combating other risk factors.

The Snorefox app is a great way to find out if you are at risk for sleep apnea. With Snorefox you can analyze your nocturnal breathing patterns at home with your own smartphone and receive a risk assessment the next morning. 

If there is a risk, this information gives you the opportunity to receive targeted treatment - and in turn to reduce your heart attack risk.

The first medical snoring app to measure your sleep apnea risk
Snorefox is freely available in the App Store.
You can determine your sleep apnea risk by upgrading to Snorefox Med. You can get this within the app for €49.99.

frequently asked Questions

Can I still view the evaluations from the previous month?

To view previous measurements that are not from the current month, simply tap on the small black triangle next to the month name (marked red in the figure). This will give you a list of all previous measurements. Alternatively, you can also switch between months by swiping/swiping left or right in the calendar view.


Can I use Snorefox with another device (e.g. an iPad)?

Snorefox is compatible with iPhone, but not with MacBooks and iPads. You may need to update the software on your iPhone to the latest version.

Is the app free?

The basic version of Snorefox is available for free in the AppStore for iOS. In the table you can compare the features of the free version with those of the full version. You can easily upgrade to the full version within the app if needed. Below you will find an overview of the features of both Snorefox versions:

Basic and full version

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