Ever since I started blogging and maintaining a full time job, I am bombarded by questions like, how do you manage your time? Do you even sleep? You know friends trying to tell you you’re doing too much but the truth is, I never get to answer those question. Worse, I actually sacrifice sleep over doing too much but afraid to admit.
Last month, I blogged about my smartwatch about how it helped me monitor my sleep (or lack of sleep for that matter). Though I realize, monitoring my less than 6 hour sleep is not enough to help improve. It has to be a priority. Uhm actually I am afraid to face realigning my daily priorities, because sleep is probably the least. Sad but true.
This week, I attended one of the most wonderful workshops to date. It is about Vitality and tackling the importance of sleep hosted by Uratex at Ronac Lifestyle Center. I got reminded that the importance of sleep and its overall impact on our general well-being cannot be understated. Among many things, lack of proper snooze time can negatively affect our physical and mental wellness, especially as working adults.
In the Philippines, where long work hours and irregular schedules seems to be the norm, proper education about its importance should be emphasized for the benefit of the general working public. However, having quality sleep requires more than just a tweak on the lifestyle of an individual, but in his sleeping environment as well. Doctor Marco Escareal, Founding President of the National Wellness Institue of the Philippines, made me realized so many things about finding our way to prioritize sleep.
A Sweet Cottage, a company who specializes in event styling, fondant cakes, sweet treats buffet set up and workshops also gave a short talk about how essential scented oils help in achieving a sound sleep. You know guys I love oils and air humidifiers so I kind of agree to everything they say.
Ms. Elnath De Leon of Lunchbox Diet also shared healthy eating and watching what we eat hours before sleep is also an indicator and affects our ability to sleep well. They served good lunch that afternoon by the way.
There is more to the effects of lack of sleep than just a painful back. It is during our sleep that our bodies restore and heal itself by replenishing its chemical balance. Thus, sleeping for less than the recommended hours also takes a toll on other body systems like memory retention, balance, high blood pressure, and immunity against diseases.
It can be lethal, too, as stated by a review of studies saying that sleeping for less than 6 to 8 hours can increase the risk of early death by 12 percent. Other effects of lack of sleep are weight gain, and higher chances of getting heart diseases and diabetes. People who are no stranger to uncomfortable nights of tossing and turning might be surprised to know that their mattress can be the culprit behind their sleepless nights. According to a study, the support levels that mattresses provide has a direct effect on an individual’s sleep, comfort, and daytime function.
Moreover, the study also supports that even the slightest changes on a mattress can cause pain and discomfort on its users. Even more surprising is the finding that it is often hard for individuals to distinguish the right mattress for them when they are awake.
In line with this, Uratex has been taking efforts to improve the sleeping routines of its users by improving its products through innovative sleep solutions. To reinforce their brand mission, Uratex Premium came up with its line of Orthopaedic Premium Mattresses which includes the Premium Touch, Senso Memory, and Orthocare collection. The product lineup is the sole collection in the country that bears the seal of approval of the Philippine Orthopaedic Association.
Smart sleeping partners for better sleep
The Premium Touch Collection is created to cleverly adjust to the body with help from its pocket spring system. These Smart Reflex springs respond to movements by cushioning the user, while resisting deformation even with constant use. Here is IC Mendoza enjoying his “ME” time in one of the Uratex Premium Touch Collection.
You choose the firmness of their mattress from three models namely Sublime with body-molding Senso Memory foam and natural latex foam with two layers of pocket springs; Cozy Latex with natural latex foam; and Viscoluxe which comes with a memory foam. There is also the Premium Touch Romance mattress which features a cover suffused with ginseng, ylang-ylang, and cinnamon essences making it the ideal setting for amorous nights.
The Senso Memory line, on the other hand, offers plush comfort and a special cooling quality that makes it perfect for people wanting to enjoy deep sleep during warmer temperatures.
Here is Dominique Roque enjoying the Senso Memory Ultima Plus bed. Created with high-quality Senso Memory foam and a Vital foam base, this collection is designed to comfortably cradle the body for better relaxation. The Senso Memory Ultima and the Ultima Plus offer enhanced cooling through heat-absorbing Hydragel beads incorporated in the memory foam. The Ultima Plus, in particular, has the Cooler knit fabric as mattress cover for an added cooling effect.The technology lowers the skin temperature by 2°C, to provide better comfort to its users. On the other hand, the Senso Memory Extra and Original mattresses use the Tencel fabric which aids regulate body temperature on top of mantaining the skin’s water balance.
Last but not the least is the Orthocare collection, designed to offer relief to people dealing with aches and pains. The mattresses has a steady foam created to provide both balance and support, and a breathable Tencel fabric covering for a soft and cool top layer.
Orthocare mattresses include Harmony, with natural latex and durable Vital foam to provide better air circulation; Symmetry, with a Therapoint foam that helps relieve pressure points; Balance, which comes with an Orthofirm foam for better back support; and their newest, the Biorytmic, which has 20 rejuvenating minerals that help promote energy and regulates the body’s biorhythm. The latter model is most ideal for sleepers who need help reducing their stress through better balance and concentration.
I am not going to commit yet but I think getting at least these awesome bed from Uratex is a good start! I know that sleeping patterns can be difficult to tweak due to our unique lifestyles, but we have to take extra effort to meet this requirement to lead a healthy life. Start by making the most important changes by investing on the right sleeping partners specifically designed to improve your sleeping environment.
No doubt, Uratex is indeed the sleep specialist for years! For more information about URATEX PHILIPPINES, visit their Facebook Page here https://www.facebook.com/UratexPhilippines/ or check their websites at https://www.uratex.com.ph/