Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 2023 – AmLife International Sdn. Bhd. returned with its World Sleep Day (WSD) initiative to address increasing sleep issues via its regional sleep health showcase presented to media at Berjaya Times Square Hotel today.
Post-covid period brings new meaning and challenges to lives, especially one’s sleep quality. The National Library of Medicine & Biotech Information indicated that COVID-19 have caused both short and long term side effects with 40% of people reported having difficulties sleeping during the pandemic and 31% of people suffering from post-COVID disrupted sleep.
According to report from Asian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, statistics showed 9 out of 10 Malaysians experienced some level of insomnia and have one or more kinds of sleeping problems. 35% Malaysians have some sort of sleeping disorders with more than 53% of Malaysia’s workforce gets less than the minimal 7 hours sleep in a 24-hour period with at least 51% suffering 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 key local universities such as UKM & UM reported that in 2021, 54% out of 11,356 working adults having insufficient sleep. Factors associated with sleep duration of less than 7 hours per night included having children, lifestyle factors, poor sleeping conditions and mental health issues.
Staying true to its tagline, “Life, Redefined,” AmLife spearheaded the WSD movement to help Malaysians achieve better sleep, hence improving health and enabling them to live life to their fullest. This year marks the 8th year AmLife is organising the World Sleep Day sleep health showcase with long-time collaborator World Sleep Society and partner of three years, Taiwan Sleep Care Association (TSCA) under the theme “Sleep is Essential for Health”. This is a regional sleep education initiative covering Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Celebrity & TV host Hui Mei is the World Sleep Day ambassador for AmLife this year.
According to Mr. Lew Mun Yee, Founder & President of AmLife, sleep education is becoming increasingly important as sleep disorders trigger various chronic conditions which include 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 Lew.
Hence, AmLife also expounded on “The Secrets of Agelessness” today through regenerative sleep. According to the news reports, Malaysia will become a nation of the elderly by 2030, which means that in just eight years’ time, the population of 60-year-olds will reach 15.3%, which means that one out of every six people will be over 60 years of age.
The aging of the Malaysian population poses a significant threat to the nation’s health care industry and is a major challenge to our society. Alzheimer’s disease is a severe health problem in the elderly country. About 50 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and there are 7 million people in Japan alone who have Alzheimer.
Several sleep experts shared their insights at the media event. 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 shared on facts relating to age related regeneration & anti-aging. Additionally, he spoke 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,” Dr. Ariel said.
Dr. Lim Geng Yan, Aged Care Entrepreneur, Innovator and Doctor of Medicine, shared on cell degeneration and how immunity level is boosted through quality sleep and stem cell therapy. “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,” Dr. Lim shared.
Food and exercise are crucial in promoting better sleep. Mr. KS Chan, certified Nutritionist and Dr. Choo Hao Jian, a doctor specialises in geriatrics and regenerative medicine shared their insights on achieving quality sleep through proper 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,” Dr. Choo said.
“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,” Dr. Choo added.
“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,” KS Chan said.
During the event, AmLife launched the “Sleep Better with AmLife” CSR campaign which aims to capture Malaysians’ most common sleeping issues. Several lifestyle influencers will invite “sleep stories” from their readers and winning entries will be entitled to epigenetic test and professional medical consultation accordingly.
At the event, AmLife also rolled out its new and revolutionary AmLife DeepZleep – AmSonic – a unique regenerative sleep technology from Japan. This device provides three types of revolutionary therapy concepts comprising Electric Potential Therapy, AmSonic Frequency Therapy and Thermal Therapy. This combination of therapies provide the world’s first regenerative sleep for all-rounded physical and spiritual wellbeing which let you recharge your health while you are sleeping.
AmLife has been educating and helping people achieve better sleep and health through its electric potential therapy technology from Japan for the past 20 years. Having established a foothold in the sleep industry, the company is currently 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.
Hence enter AmLife’s latest endeavour – its newly-opened AlphaCelle – 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.
For more information, please visit www.amlife.com.my.