AmLife International Sdn. Bhd. relaunched its World Sleep Day (WSD) campaign on 6th March 2023 at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, where it presented its regional sleep health showcase to the media.
Life during the post-covid period takes on new meaning and challenges, particularly in terms of one’s sleep quality. According to the National Library of Medical & Biotech Information, COVID-19 has both short and long-term side effects. 40% of people reported having difficulties sleeping during the pandemic, and 31% of people reported having disrupted sleep after COVID.
According to a report from Asian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 9 out of 10 Malaysians experience some level of insomnia and have one or more types of sleeping problems. 35% of Malaysians have some sort of sleeping disorders with more than 53% of Malaysia’s workforce sleeps less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours each night, while at least 51% of Malaysians suffer from work-related stress.
Meanwhile, a combined cross sectional online health & work survey done by Centre for Community Health Services, Faculty of Health Science and some of our main local universities such as UKM & UM found that in 2021, 54% out of 11,356 working adults are getting insufficient sleep. Some of the factors linked to sleep duration of fewer than 7 hours each night included having kids, lifestyle factors, poor sleeping conditions, and mental health issues.
In keeping with its tagline, “Life, Redefined,” AmLife initiated the WSD movement, which aims to help Malaysians get better sleep, improve their health, and enjoy life to the fullest. The World Sleep Day sleep health showcase, with the theme “Sleep is Essential for Health,” is being organised by AmLife for the 8th year with long-time collaborator World Sleep Society and three-year partner, Taiwan Sleep Care Association (TSCA). This regional initiative on sleep education covers Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
This year’s World Sleep Day ambassador for AmLife is celebrity and TV host, Hui Mei.
Mr. Lew Mun Yee, the Founder & President of AmLife, asserts that the importance of sleep education is becoming increasingly important as sleep disorders may lead to a number of chronic conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, depression and immunity-related illnesses.
“Over time, lack of good sleep can lead to degenerative diseases. Scientific studies pointed out that sleep is the best way to boost your immune system and reduce your risk from virus infection! Sleep and aging are inter-connected as sleep disorders impact the body and immunity and overall functions and immunity, and accelerates aging,”said Mr. Lew Mun Yee, the Founder & President of AmLife.
Therefore AmLife also expounded on “The Secrets of Agelessness” today through regenerative sleep. According to news reports, Malaysia will become a country of the elderly by 2030, which indicates that in only eight years, the population of those aged 60 and above would reach 15.3%, or one in every six people.
The nation’s health care industry and our society as a whole are significantly threatened by the aging of the Malaysian population. Alzheimer’s disease is a serious health problem in the elderly country. There are 7 million people with Alzheimer’s disease in Japan alone, and there are about 50 million people with Alzheimer’s disease globally.
At the media event, a number of sleep experts shared their insights. Facts relating to age-related regeneration and anti-aging were shared by Dr. Ariel B. Neikrug, PhD, Health Clinical Psychologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist and a Registered Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. On top of that, he also discussed about mental health issues affecting people post covid.
“Sleep plays an important and vital role in the process of aging, our mental health and general well-being. Primarily sleep is involved in the regeneration and repair processes of our bodies and brains,”said Dr. Ariel B. Neikrug, PhD.
Dr. Lim Geng Yan, Aged Care Entrepreneur, Innovator and Doctor of Medicine, spoke about stem cell treatment and how it might enhance immune levels by preventing cell degradation.
“While current covid treatment strategies cannot help damaged organ cells to regenerate, many medical studies shows that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) has the ability to regenerate damaged organ due to covid and that MSC can potentially help to reverse long covid side effects,”shared Dr. Lim Geng Yan.
Food and exercise are key in promoting better sleep. Mr. KS Chan, a certified Nutritionist, and Dr. Choo Hao Jian, a doctor who specialises in geriatrics and regenerative medicine, discussed how to achieve quality sleep by following a healthy dietary nutrition and home care activities to help ease the body and mind into restful sleep, respectively.
“Quality sleep can be achieved by practicing circadian cycle, where we train our body to get used to a routine that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. A way to practice this is to turn off the lights when we get home after work, and to put down every electronic device so our body will automatically know that it is time to wind down,”said Dr. Choo Hao Jian.
“One way to improve our diet is to increase the intake of fruits and vegetables, and at the same time consume more lean meat. People should also avoid processed food at all costs,”said KS Chan.
The “Sleep Better with AmLife” CSR campaign, which aims to capture Malaysians’ most common sleeping problems, was introduced during the event by AmLife. Many lifestyle influencers will invite “sleep stories” from their readers, and winning submissions will be eligible for an epigenetic test and professional medical consultation.
AmLife also unveiled its cutting-edge AmLife DeepZleep – AmSonic during the event, a unique regenerative sleep technology from Japan. Electric Potential Therapy, AmSonic Frequency Therapy, and Thermal Therapy are the three types of revolutionary therapy concepts offered by this device. This combination of therapies provide the world’s first regenerative sleep for all-rounded physical and spiritual wellbeing which allow you to recharge your health while you sleep.
Through its electric potential therapy technology from Japan, AmLife has been educating and helping individuals for the past 20 years to improve their health and quality of sleep. The company established a foothold in the sleep industry and is now making headways into regenerative medicine through stem cell therapy.
“This breakthrough treatment helps more people to delay aging and reduces diseases to enable all to enjoy a quality life. With stem cell therapy, one can grow older but still remain strong as the human body is fundamentally made up of cells; hence the consistent regeneration of new cells help with the anti-aging process,”said Mr Lew Mun Yee.
AmLife’s latest endeavour – its newly-opened AlphaCelle, is touted as the first clinic to integrate stem cells, high electric potential, and exosomes for a comprehensive regenerative treatment to help more people delay aging, reduce diseases, and live a good quality life in old age.
“Our mission is to popularize stem cell therapy for all and allowing more and more people to have stem cell therapy and move towards a new and happy life,“enthused Mr Lew Mun Yee.
AmLife commenced its sleep healthcare business in 2014. The company has pioneered the combination of a bedding equipment with Japan’s state-of-the-art technology to tap and expand the unlimited potential of the sleep healthcare market by providing a brand-new health solution for the daily use of a modern-day community.
AmLife committed in promoting sleep health activities in the past few years, in order to create awareness to the public; sleep plays an integral part of health. World Sleep Day is a major event held by AmLife every year.
Congratulations to AmLife for winning the World Sleep Day 2022 – Distinguished Activity Award at the World Sleep Congress to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October 20 – 25, 2023!
This world event brought together 352 official representatives from 53 countries, and they hosted more than 200 World Sleep Day events around the world. Among these country representatives, AmLife was the only one to promote World Sleep Day in multiple countries.
For more information, please visit www.amlife.com.my.
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