Have you ever wished for a good night sleep and wake up refresh the next morning? Are you aware that lack of sleep can cause mental health issues? In a recent survey, 45% Malaysians suffer mental health issues during the pandemic due to lack of sleep. We’re stressed out with realities of health and life, loss of jobs and lack of social interactions. All these take a toll on our mental’s health and caused adverse physical and emotional repercussions.
In conjunction with World Mental Health Day (WMHD), sleep health specialist AmLife International Sdn. Bhd rolled out its WMHD showcase “Sleep Well For Mental Health” covering six countries – Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The showcase comes in the forms of workshops – both online and offline – is aimed to educate the mass public on current mental health conditions in the region.
A survey by The Ministry of Health Malaysia showed that by 2020, mental health conditions are expected to be the second biggest health problem affecting Malaysians after heart diseases. This is just the local front. Abroad, according to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, USA (IASP), one billion people across the world are thought to have a mental or substance use disorder and anyone, anywhere, can be affected. Depression alone is on track to be the leading disease burden in the next 10 years.
Mr. Lew Mun Yee, Founder & President of AmLife said good quality sleep improves our psychological and mental health and vice versa. Physiological health and psychological issues are escalating globally. One in five persons has a type of mental health issue. Therefore AmLife stresses sleep education which is part of our business philosophy,” explained Lew.
AmLife has engaged Ms. Elizabeth Huxtable, a certified Sound Therapist with over 30 years of holistic therapy (Globe Sound & Consciousness Institute, San Francisco, USA) and Dr. Luke Wang – a Taiwan Specialist in Psychiatric, Sleep Medicine, and Geriatrics & Dean of Rafah Sleep Clinic in Taiwan to share some insights into mental health.
Dr. Luke shared, “One needs to sleep well to improve mental health, which in turn gives rise to a healthier body. Disrupted sleep impairs the brain plasticity and alters the stress and inflammatory system. Clinical tests point to poor sleep quality leading to Alzheimer’s Disease besides long-term stress that will increase high blood glucose, poor metabolic and increase in obesity thus impacting mental stress level and affect overall health ” he elaborated.
Frequency To the Rescue! Studies found that sound frequency can affect the nervous system and can have a positive healing effect on the mind and body. Elizabeth, “Sound therapy helps relax people’s stress. This naturally reduces their blood pressure and helps the vascular system to relax the blood vessels allowing the blood to flow more easily. Each organ and cell in our body has a resonant frequency. Sometimes, due to stress, toxins in the environment, disease, etc, the organs start to vibrate at the wrong frequency, the healing sound vibrations can help to reset them to their natural frequency and relaxes the body,” she elaborated.
Taking the cue from Ms. Elizabeth, AmLife introduced its DeepZleep Amsonic solutions – a regenerative sleep technology from Japan which combines Electric Potential Therapy, Thermal Therapy, and AmSonic Frequency Therapy – all in a bedding form. AmSonic Frequency Therapy is the latest brand new Japanese technology which harnesses the frequency of nature and spiritual healing music to harmonize the body frequency and sync it with the natural environment to enable the body to relax, relieve tension and goes into deep slumber so your body can experience recuperative and health rejuvenation capabilities.
A study by the Northwestern University School of Medicine found that low-decibel frequency therapy can help improve deep sleep especially in the elderly. The health expert believes that the deep sleep phase is important for memory integration and smarter thought processes. The study also shared that people who fell asleep while listening to the therapy scored three times higher than those without background music in memory tests the next morning.
“Therefore, AmLife will continue its mission and business direction to lead the world’s first regenerative sleep technology for an all-rounded physical and spiritual well-being. We hope that everyone can naturally recharge your physical and mental health in sleep,” added Lew.
This sounds pretty exciting and I wouldn’t mind to get one of my own. If you would like more information, please visit www.amlife.com.my.