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7 Common Sleep Challenges Keeping Filipinos Awake at Night

Did you know that Filipinos are the most sleep-deprived people in Asia? According research cited by The Philippine Daily Inquirer, sleep-deprivation in the Philippines affects half of the population or close to 50 million Filipinos, who sleep less than six hours a day.

The staggering statistic makes sleep problems a serious national issue. Unresolved, problematic sleeping habits can gravely affect one’s health, relationship, career, and overall well-being. These problems can even prove fatal in extreme cases. Remember that quality sleep is a basic need for humans to properly function.

Are you tired of feeling so tired because of insufficient sleep? The first step to overcome common sleep challenges is be aware of the issue. Sustain a good night’s sleep by learning these 7 common sleep problems by Filipinos and the corresponding ways to solve them.


1. Badly Irritating Odor of the Sleeping Environment

Badly Irritating Odor

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After working long hours and commuting during heavy traffic and a crowded public transportation system, the smell of the tiring day can linger in your bed. In many cases, the bad smell is caused by the heavy pollution and erratic weather in the metro. Having to endure bad smell at night is one of the top reasons that keep Filipinos from getting good sleep. Using air fresheners is not enough especially when the smell seems to be have been “glued” to your bed.

What you need is a mattress built to naturally repel bad odor. The Uratex Perfect Serenity Aura Fresh is a great solution to effectively eliminate all unwanted odors from the body. It is developed with complex compounds that readily eliminates unpleasant smells from your body accumulated over time. What you get is a fresh-smelling bed that has convoluted layers in between to allows air to flow freely and give you a fresh, clean sleep.


2. Serious Difficulty in Following a Sleeping Schedule

Erratic work schedules comprise one of the leading challenges of Filipino during bedtime. From the boom in the business process outsourcing industry to the rise of Internet-based work nationwide, millions of Filipinos have more reasons and distractions to sleep less, with dangerous consequences.

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The way to resolve the problem is to create a customized sleeping schedule that you should uphold with discipline. Stick to the plan and be strict about your bedtime strategy. For example, if your sleeping environment is on “work mode” at night, make sure that the lights and electronic devices are off during bedtime. Give yourself about a month or so until your improved sleeping schedule becomes a habit.


3. Sticky Heat and Sweaty Nights

Being a tropical country, the Philippine climate is notoriously known for being mostly hot and humid. It can get really challenging to a point that an electric fan or air conditioner is not enough to keep you from having sweaty nights. The temperature in your sleeping environment can significantly impact the quality of your sleep. Thus, having to sleep during warm evenings is one of the reasons for staying awake very late at night.

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For that cooling effect at night, the Uratex Senso Memory Ultima Plus is one of the new innovative mattresses you should consider. It is the perfect solution to hot, sleepless nights—helping you fall asleep faster with the Cooler® knit fabric that intelligently lowers your body temperature by down to 2°C. Its memory foam is also designed with Hydragel® beads to let the body cool down and gently adjust to the contours of your body, for that all-night pressure relief.


4. Anxiety and Mood Swings are Keeping You Up

Foreign visitors in the Philippines often remark that Filipinos are warm, an indication that the latter are in touch with their emotions. This affective quality can somehow explain why many Filipinos take emotional stressors to heart. The internal sensitivity of Filipinos can get in the way of a restful sleep. In fact, emotional stress affecting sleep is one of the top reasons why many can’t sleep soundly at night.

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An effective solution to relieve yourself of anxiety is to write everything down in a journal. It’s a fantastic form of release to clear up the mind and achieve a calm, emotional state necessary for a deep slumber.


5. Unbearable Back and Neck Pain

Do you often wake up feeling tired despite sleeping for 7 to 8 hours? Or do you come home late at night from a tiring commute and wish that your bed can give you a massage? It’s impractical to have nightly trips to the spa to relieve you of body pains during sleep.

unbearable back and neck pain

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A sensible solution is to invest in a mattress designed to help restore your energy and regulate your body’s biorhythm exactly like the Uratex Orthocare Biorytmic. Designed with rejuvenating minerals, it improves balance, vitality, and concentration. It is also made for exceptional back support with its Orthofirm® technology, giving you firm support for good spine alignment. The mattress helps alleviate those pesky neck pains during sleep and improve your overall well-being, making you feel rejuvenated and comfortable until you wake up refreshed the next morning.


6. Your Kids Climb to Your Bed

Filipinos are generally family-oriented. It’s a good quality that many Filipinos are proud of. However, in excess, it can cause bedtime problems especially for Filipino parents who want to room their kids. Filipino kids often climb up to their parents’ bed in the wee hours of the morning. When this goes on indefinitely, more problems will arise—from being disrupted in one’s sleep to cultivating unhealthy dependence. Not discussing this issue with your child can lead to long-term sleeping problems.

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The solution is simple: discuss the matter with your child during daytime, never at night. This can prevent your child from feeling threatened and afraid. Be firm yet gentle towards your kids in upholding bedtime rules. When you wake up at night with your kid asleep beside you, just gently carry them to their own bed.


7. Endless Tossing and Turning of Your Partner

Filipinos are known to be generally loving. However, bedtime problems can prove to be challenging. A common challenge faced by couples is the endless tossing and turning of one of the partners during bedtime. Things can get worse when there’s snoring involved. But ordinary mattresses can’t sustain the romantic feeling, can they?

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What you need is the Uratex Premium Touch Romance mattress that can inspire passion and desire among couples. The Smart Reflex® Pocket Spring System employs one of the best mattress innovations by intelligently isolating body movement for an undisturbed sleep. The mattress is also infused with the essences of ginseng, ylang-ylang and cinnamon for that sweet and spicy romantic ambiance to reignite passion—totally irresistible and luxuriating.

With these smart and easy tips on how to sleep better, you should be able to effectively mitigate and eventually resolve your sleep troubles. Knowing the common reasons why Filipinos can’t sleep puts you in a better position to adopt solutions for the pain points in own your sleep challenges. From investing in revolutionary mattresses to making adjustments in your personal and work patterns, actively improving your sleeping habits will prove extremely beneficial to your well-being and productive goals.