A couple of weeks ago, few members of Davao Bloggers Society were invited by Uratex Philippines to a simple yet educational get together about sleep. To be honest, I thought it was just about a typical product launch event where we get to be the first people to have a look and test on one of their newest offerings, but I was wrong. It was about one of the company's advocacies to promote "Better Sleep, Better Mornings".
Prior to attending this event, my idea of Uratex was just a foam, mattress and bedding manufacturer where they just simply create new products with new designs and then ship them out to customers. But yeah, I was wrong again. That's because they just don't make new designs of their new products, they also take time and effort on how to enhance more their offerings to help improve their customers sleeping quality. And to do that, they have their own research and testing facilities here in the country, they infuse current trends and technologies into their products to produce the best possible products they can provide to the customers and to achieve Better Sleep and Better Mornings.
So we were shown some video clips about the Uratex Philippines' products, company history, mission, factories, partners, and additional information about sleep. See them below.
Believe it or not, insufficient sleep is now becoming a major health concern in the Philippines. More Filipinos are having trouble getting good quality of sleep mostly due to poor lifestyle habits. Lack of sleep is quite alarming, as it can greatly affect our performance and lead to chronic diseases. It leaves us out of focused that can resort to road accidents and occupational errors. It also increases the probability of develop depression or other chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
"Sleep is an essential part of our well-being. It allows our bodies to recover from daily activities and more importantly, it leaves our minds refreshed to gather and process information. It also affects our emotional stability and decision making." says Cherry Tan, Marketing Director of Uratex PhilippinesAccording to a recent study, it shows that the Philippines has been ranked as one of the countries in Southeast Asia with poor sleeping habits. More than half of Filipinos sleeping less than six hours a day. There are a number of factors that attribute to this such as unbearable traffic, constant access to the internet, busy work schedules, and uncomfortable sleeping environments.
World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) says there are 10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene and those are,
1. Maintain a fixed sleep schedule
2. Reduce daytime naps to 45 minutes or less
3. Avoid intake of caffeine (those in coffee, tea, most sodas, chocolate, etc) 6 hours before bedtime
4. Avoid heavy, spicy or sweet foods 4 hours before sleeping
5. Exercise Regularly (not right before bedtime)
6. Avoid excessive alcohol intake 4 hours before bedtime, and do not smoke
7. Maintain an ideal sleep temperature in a well-ventilated room
8. Block out noise and light as much as possible
9. Limit use of the bed to sleeping and sex, avoid its use for work and general recreation
10. Find comfortable bedding
Uratex even brought in a sleep doctor, Dr. Duane Salud where he talked about importance of good sleep, how to achieve them and some illness related to sleep. Then we also had so much time for the Q&A part about sleep with Dr. Salud.
Uratex Philippines reiterates that promoting good sleep has always been the sole mission of Uratex.
"Simply put, they help improve sleep routines by adapting to healthier lifestyle, a positive mindset towards life, and choosing the correct mattress that can support our body's shape and contours." - explains Tan.
Uratex offers different technologies that cater to a person's sleeping needs. As summer is fast approaching, there is a need to maintain an ideal sleep temperature that can reduce tossing and turning during the night. Their latest collection includes the Uratex Airlite Foam Mattresses which combines 3D Spacer Fabric and Open Cell technology to allow air to flow freely in the mattress, for a cool sleep.
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To learn more about Uratex and its latest products, you may follow them on Facebook (@UratexPhilippines), Instagram (@uratex_ph) or visit their website at www.uratex.com.ph.