Making your bed a haven for sleep, rest, and sex is one of the “cures,” according to a sleep expert since Filipinos are becoming the fourth most sleep-deprived population in the world. In the current WFH arrangement, many people have made their beds into makeshift workplaces.
Sleep specialist and neurologist Dr. Debbie Bernardo stressed the importance of unplugging from work and electronics as a means by which Filipinos can return to good sleeping patterns.
She mentioned sleep deprivation as a possible cause of melancholy, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and breast and prostate cancer at a webinar presented by the business community Bounce Back PH and the health and wellness company Wellspring Philippines.
Tip from the expert
Dr. Bernardo added, “People are not aware of their insufficient sleep so they don’t make it a priority in their schedules.”
What can help them distinguish their personal and workspaces is transforming the bedroom into a “sanctuary for sleep and sex only. It has to have a comfortable, chilly room temperature and slow relaxing music. Ambient lights must be replaced by night mode, and all other electronic gadgets must be turned off at least an hour before snoozing off. Go to the bedroom only when you want to sleep.”
For her part, Casey Ching, COO of health and wellness company Wellspring, anxiety in their family was the cause of their sleeplessness.
“Our anxiety level was high, especially during the pandemic we were concerned about the senior members of the family and the babies and we were also constantly thinking about our businesses so we suffered from bouts of anxiety and sleeplessness,” Ching said. This led them to look for something that would provide them relief and created the Wellspring melatonin gummies.
Discipline and mindset change
Ching shares her experiences with chronic sleep inefficiency with sleep-deprived Filipinos: “When we lack sleep, we tend to not perform optimally.” Because you are anxious, you wake up tired—-which reduces productivity in general.” She noted that the FDA-approved melatonin gummy addressed the sleep difficulties of “young folks who suffer from anxiety, moms, and freelancers who had to work longer hours to make a living.” Wellspring melatonin gummies, she said, are “not sleeping medications, but they are there to relax you.” Melatonin, for example, is created by the body and is now available in vitamin form. It can help you sleep freely and deeply by reducing weariness.”
Mothers of all types—-stay-at-home moms, single moms, working moms, and entrepreneurial moms—-tend to be sleep-deprived, regardless of their stage of parenthood. “Mommy “Vanna Reyes, a resident mom of Madiskarte Moms PH, one of the largest mommy communities in the Philippines, pointed out that sleep deprivation can impair personal relationships as well as work: “You can suffer in your relationship with friends.” I need to pay more attention to my children. Alone time with your significant other is essential; intimacy can suffer if it is not set aside and is sometimes missed due to the burden of responsibilities and stress.”
Starting sleep habits early
Balaswit advised a significant shift in thinking in order to achieve healthy sleep: “Filipinos wear this badge of merit for sleeplessness, but it needs to stop.” Why not take action and examine alternatives such as Wellspring melatonin gummies, exercise, and a balanced diet?”
According to Dr. Bernardo, the suggested minimum hours for adults are still seven. Less sleep, particularly in middle age, “may contribute to dementia in the future.” Begin working on increasing your sleep as soon as possible.”
Reyes agreed that the younger generation should acquire sleep habits as early as feasible. “Make it clear to your children that sleep is critical in their lives. Before they go to bed, I gather their electronic devices. When the light goes out, the light goes out.” “You can achieve in life if you have a healthy foundation in sleep,” she advises her children.
Melatonin relaxes her and makes her “ready to tackle the day with a more agreeable disposition,” according to the dedicated wife and mother of three.
The fun way to take your vitamins
“Many individuals nowadays prefer to consume gummies since they’re easier to chew and taste nicer,” Ching argues. Aside from melatonin, Wellspring gummies contain additional beneficial components such as vitamin B6 and Passiflora extract.
Ching said that Wellspring is the only company on the market with three melatonin gummy product varieties. Melatonin Sleep Aid Gummies with Passion Fruit Extract to help relax and promote calm before bedtime, Wellspring Nighttime with Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid for better sleep and glowing skin, and Extra Snooze Extra Strength Melatonin with L-theanine and Lemon Balm gummies for that extra good night’s sleep.
Dr. Bernardo stated her desire that others, particularly the sleep-deprived, will assist her in spreading “the gospel of sleep.” A restful night’s sleep is critical for optimum health.”