Gasp, 9 Out Of 10 Malaysians Suffer From Sleeping Problems

How do you sleep?

Photography: Alexander Possingham on Unsplash

Recently, we joined AMLIFE in their World Sleep Day event. It brought up how the majority of Malaysians are actually finding it hard to sleep! Driving the series of short talks were Dr Laura Palagini (professor in psychophysiology and sleep expert), Dr Koyabu Miki (traditional Chinese and Western medical specialist) and Mr Edward Yong (health and wellness consultant). They’ve walked us through the whats, whys and hows of the sleeping problems among us, while highlighting the importance of sleep to achieving great health .

Ms Sherlyne Yong, a consultant from Withrop Management shared her post-survey findings. Ranked and simplified by Nielsens Malaysia, these are all that you need to know – or perhaps, be reminded of!

Edward, Sherlyne, Lew (AMLIFE founder), Dr Laura and Dr Koyabu during the Amlife World Sleep Day launch

If you’re regularly going through these instances, you might be suffering from sleeping problems:

  • Waking up mid-sleep
  • Feeling restless in the morning
  • Falling asleep, or simply feeling sleepy throughout the day
  • Snoring
  • Experiencing difficulty in falling asleep

We might’ve been in those situations, and instead of making our sleep better we could have swept the problem under our tables!

If left untreated or unchanged, you’re likely to experience these:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Troubled thinking and concentration
  • Mood swings

Beauty sleep is a necessity!  The woozy feeling you might experience at work or during class is your body’s way of saying that some things are off. Your sleep needs an upgrade but before that happens, know what’s causing sleeplessness.

These are the culprits to our sleeping problems, hindering those beauty zzz’s:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Unhealthy lifestyle and sleeping habits
  • Environmental issues
  • Too much screen time, or simply – the time spent on gadgets

Note that it’s about time we take charge of our health. Start with sleep! Eat well and exercise, chuck your phones before shuteye hours and doze off naturally.

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