Experts say that the best time to sleep is during the night. It’s a natural way that’s why it is the best. Having quality sleep is important to our health and quality of life.
How about those who work at night and sleep during the day, like me? That’s the big question that echoed in my mind when I attended the World Sleep Day symposium with Uratex at the EMG Auditorium of the Lung Center of the Philippines last March 18.
I admit, I really find it hard to sleep during the day, most especially when I stay awake past 12 noon. The end result, I only have 4 to 5 hours of sleep per working day. But members of Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine, say that that at my age, I need at least 7 hours of sleep a day, so I am missing a lot.
However, when I’m off at work, I sleep too much up to 14 hours, but according to sleep doctors, it’s not healthy too.
During the symposium, I learned the value of sleep and why it matters. I’m curious to know how can I sleep easily after going home from work in the morning. From what I understand in the discussion, the most important to do are to stick to my work (office/home) schedule and be consistent with my sleeping time.
It’s like keeping a daily routine. I should be at home by 7:00 a.m.; finished the household chores/kids assignment by 10:00 a.m.; sleep at 11:00 a.m. after I send the kids to school; wake up at 7:00 p.m.; relax up to 8:00 p.m. and get ready to go to work by 9:00 p.m.Being strict in implementing my sleeping time (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) is one way of giving my cells time to take a break and energize.
Being strict in implementing my sleeping time (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) is one way of giving my cells time to take a break and energize.
Do you know the important elements of good sleep?
- Duration – the sufficiency of sleep to become well rested and alert the following day.
- Continuity – sleep time should be continuous and unbroken
- Depth – sleep should be deep enough to be restorative or invigorating.
Sleep doctors like Dr. Agnes Remulla, M.D. and Virginia S. Delos Reyes, M.D., talked about insomnia, sleep apnea, pillows and sleeping position. Please check this video.
Also, I keep in mind the saying, SLEEP THE WAY YOU STAND. Practicing this, you need to have a good mattress that can support your spine.
Here are the elements of a good mattress.
- Good support.
- Good comfort.
- Match to the preference of the user.
- Durability in order to maintain the performances pf the above over longer period of time.
According to Dindo Medina, corporate sales director of Multiflex RNC Philippines, Uratex continues to help Filipinos achieve healthy and superior sleep by continuously developing and bringing innovative mattresses and other sleep solution.
GOOD SLEEP is a REACHABLE DREAM when you practice a healthy lifestyle, have a positive mindset towards life and you have chosen the correct mattress.
The good news is – I am sleeping with the right mattress because we use Uratex foam and mattress at home.