irregular heart beats can lead to heart conditions caused arrhythmias where basically the heart beats out of sync. Some are extremely serious and require immediate hospitalization while others are more common and often go undetected in people (ie: atrial flutter
). But don't let that fool you, mild, undetected irregular heart beats that reoccur is a sign of trouble. If you are noticing these symptoms then you should go see your Dr. as soon as you can. Feelings of chest compression at night time is a clue to possible heart problems.