Sleep Apnea is Common in San Francisco but There are Treatments

In San Francisco today, our lives are becoming more and more stressful. There seem to be so many things to do and so little time in which to do them.

 Sleep apnea is an increasing problem.

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This is especially true here in the Bay Area where almost everything seems to go at warp speed. It’s no wonder that so many people want to get out into the countryside at the weekend or just go and laze on the beach and do nothing.

There is so much more expected of us at work these days, also. The 9 to 5 hardly exists, as people are expected to start work at 7.30 or 8.00 am and/or work through until around the same hours in the evening. All this stress is now having an effect on the way that more and more people sleep too. You would think that sleeping well would be one way of completely relaxing, but for some people it is not because of something called sleep apnea.

Loud Snoring

The most obvious sign of sleep apnea is loud snoring. Not only is that annoying, but it can have a direct effect on health. People suffering from sleep apnea can put on weight, have memory loss, become fatigued at work, suffer breathing problems, have a dry throat, and it can impair the sexual function and cause hypertension which can lead to heart disease.

Risk factors include being male (although snoring in women increases after the menopause), using alcohol, having nasal congestion, and being overweight. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you will need a sleep apnea doctor in San Francisco.

A Sleep Apnea Doctor Who Gets Sleep Apnea

Dr Alex Rabinovich is a leading sleep apnea doctor here in San Francisco and has now created partnerships with sleep experts in the city in order to ensure that your sleeping problem is correctly diagnosed and treated. Treatment can, in fact, be relatively simple, and could be as easy as using an oral appliance or beginning a weight reduction plan.

However, sleep apnea could also require some form of surgery in order to reposition your jaws. Your jaw position may be the cause of your sleep apnea, but Dr Rabinovich will work with you to ascertain exactly what is causing the problem and then create a treatment plan for it. If necessary, Dr Rabinovich will work together with a sleep expert in order to insure that you return to a healthy regime of sound sleep which is what all of us need.

If you think that you may need the help of a sleep apnea doctor in San Francisco, Dr Rabinovich is happy to offer all patients a completely free consult. Just click on the Contact Us link at the top of the page to book an appointment.

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