ALARMED by the increase in sleeping disorders in Malaysia, a wellness company commissioned a sleep survey which showed that nine out of 10 Malaysians suffer from one or more sleep problems.
Amlife discovered through the Nielsen survey that Malaysians sleep an average of 6.3 hours, falling short of the recommended seven to nine hours.
The survey also revealed the top sleep problems in the country were waking in the middle of the night (46%), feeling tired and unrested in the morning (32%), falling asleep throughout the day (31%), snoring (29%) and difficulty in falling asleep (26%).
On the top causes of sleeping problems, 52% said they were affected by stress, anxiety and depression, 34% blamed it on unhealthy lifestyles and sleep habits and 25% said they spent too much time on gadgets.
Media reports have also showed that approximately 35% of the Malaysian population suffer from insomnia symptoms and 12.2% have chronic insomnia.
Insomnia is already a common sleep disorder in modern societies, triggered by hectic and stressed lifestyles and the proliferation of electronic products, leading to sleep issues.
Amlife president and founder Lew Mun Yee said, “Malaysians are beginning to take sleep quality very seriously. Many have started to realise that sleep is a basic human need and is crucial to our overall health and well-being. Hence, Amlife has been in collaboration with the World Sleep Society recently to roll out sleep awareness roadshows around the Klang Valley.
To celebrate World Sleep Day, Amlife invited several local and international health care professionals to share sleep insights with the community.
Renowned psychiatrist and sleep expert from Italy, Dr Laura Palagini said sound sleep was one of the three pillars of good health along with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
“Sleep disorders impact health quality and trigger various health problems and psychological conditions,” explained Dr Palagini.
Dr Koyabu Miki, a Western medical specialist who also has extensive knowledge in traditional Chinese medicine, explained that many modern lifestyle diseases have caused countless people to be sleep-deprived, immobile or bed-ridden.
“There are ways to treat them while they are resting and sleeping through the efficacy of a revolutionary technology called electric potential therapy,” he said.
In line with that, Amlife is introducing its sleep healthcare bedding in Malaysia which uses electric potential therapy to “create health from sleep”.
Amlife’s mattress is touted as the first-of-its-kind home-based medical sleep health bedding which can provide proper healthcare and recuperative therapy for customers when they are sleeping or resting.
Amlife’s electric potential treatment mattress is 100% imported from Japan.
Essentially, the electric potential therapy restores cell to optimal functionality. The thermotherapy function envelops the customer with comfortable warmth to induce a deep sleep mode where the body can start to repair and heal itself.
Currently, Amlife’s electric potential thermotherapy mattress has been certified as a medical equipment by the Health Ministry of Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Furthermore, Amlife also aims to enrich Malaysian parents through its “Sleep Your Way to Health” campaign 2018 as parents are more likely to experience health issues, including insomnia and sleeping disorders due to their age.
Lew said Amlife kicked off a CSR campaign in conjunction with Parents Day to offer consultation and trial usage of its sleep health mattress as well as a special gift to parents.
For details, call Amlife’s customer service at 03-8070 7616 and quote “Amlife Parent’s Day” CSR campaign or visit www.amlife.my.
Amlife will be participating in the Star Health Expo that runs from today until Sunday at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre.
Visit the company’s booth A46 and A47 to learn more about sleep facts, misperceptions, tips and solutions.