Sleep Problems

Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Endocrinology located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

Sleep Problems

Sleep Problems services offered in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

Getting the right amount of high-quality sleep is the best way to maintain superior health while reducing your risk of illnesses, diseases, injuries, and obesity. At Balanced Health in the Cow Hollow area of San Francisco, California, skilled naturopathic physician Erika Horowitz, ND, and her team find the root cause of sleep problems and treat them to enhance your overall health, wellness, and quality of life. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today.

Sleep Problems Q&A

What are sleep problems?

Sleep problems often occur because of medical issues or unhealthy lifestyle habits. They can diminish the quality and quantity of your sleep and negatively affect your ability to complete everyday tasks. 

Common sleep disorders include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, being an early riser, restlessness, and hormonal sleep disturbances. Treatment can help you achieve the high-quality sleep your body needs and deserves.

What are the symptoms of sleep problems?

Symptoms associated with sleep problems may include:

  • Difficulty staying or falling asleep
  • Loud snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Waking up feeling tired
  • Dry mouth
  • Morning headaches
  • Tossing and turning throughout the night
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings

Lack of or poor sleep increases your risk of accidents, medical problems, and poor performance at work or school. See the Balanced Health experts at the first sign of a problem. 

What are the common risk factors for sleep problems?

Some of the common risk factors for developing sleep problems include:

  • Family history of sleep disorders
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Ongoing or severe stress
  • Anxiety
  • Excess body weight
  • Poor nutrition 
  • Lack of exercise
  • Late-night exercise
  • Blue light exposure before bed
  • Eating large meals late at night
  • Irregular bedtime routine
  • Caffeine, alcohol, or smoking late in the day

Adopting healthy habits is the best way to improve sleep quality. The Balanced Health team can help you get the exceptional sleep that your body needs.

Which sleep problems might I have?

To find out if you have a sleep problem, or which one, your Balanced Health specialist reviews your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. They weigh you, evaluate your body mass index (BMI), and check your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs.

Your naturopathic provider also completes a physical exam. They may order blood tests, sleep studies, or other diagnostic tests to develop the most effective treatment. 

How are sleep problems treated?

Some of the most common naturopathic treatments for sleep problems include:

Lifestyle changes

Eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise, reduce stress, and practice good sleep hygiene to get a better night’s rest. Don’t smoke and avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol late at night. Sleep in a cool dark room, set a regular bedtime routine, and avoid blue light before bed. Avoid going to bed hungry or too full. 

Medical weight loss

Medical weight loss with the Balanced Health team helps you achieve and maintain an ideal body weight, allowing you to get a better night's rest.

Hormone treatments

If the cause of sleep problems is hormone imbalance, your Balanced Health provider offers hormone therapy to restore balance and make it easier to get high-quality sleep. 

Dietary supplements

Taking natural dietary supplements can help you sleep better for longer. Your Balanced Health specialist lets you know which supplements are best for you.

To find the root cause of sleep problems and treat them, call the Balanced Health office or use the online booking feature today.