With daily stress caused by work and home concerns, coupled with anxiety brought about by the ongoing pandemic, getting that much-needed good night’s sleep has been hard to come by these days. Some have turned to meditation, essential oils, listening to sleep-inducing podcasts, among others, to help correct their sleeping problems.
However, not everyone knows that a good 1/3 of our lives we spend in bed so the key really is to find a durable and reliable mattress to help ensure we get some serious shut-eye so that we wake up the following day well-rested and energized.
Thankfully for the sleep-deprived, there’s Sleep Specialist Uratex, the biggest foam and mattress manufacturer in the country, which for over half a century now, has been helping Filipinos achieve a good night’s rest, or even just a satisfying afternoon siesta, with its wide selection of mattresses and foams.
Uratex recently opened its 24th facility in the country and the second in Cebu at Belmont One Building in Calajo-an, Minglanilla. The spanking new showroom also houses its Sleep Lab, the first and only facility of its kind in Cebu where customers are encouraged to try on their line of premium mattresses so they’ll experience which one is most comfortable.
At the media conference announcing the opening of the Minglanilla showroom as well as the innovations being undertaken by Uratex, Dr. Albert L. Rafanan, an expert on Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, emphasized the importance of sleep in one’s overall health and busted several sleep myths.
Among others, he said one should get just the right amount of sleep. Sleeping more than nine hours habitually and getting less than five hours of sleep every night are both considered unhealthy.
Dr. Rafanan also stressed that one should only go to bed when sleepy. If unable to sleep after 20 minutes, one needs to transfer to another room in the house then go back to the bedroom when he or she is already ready to drift off to dreamland.
The bed should only have two main uses, he added. “Sleep and sex.” Therefore, one should not eat, read, watch TV or entertain worries while in bed.
In addition, Uratex has outlined these five tips in getting the best mattress that will help everyone achieve quality sleep:
Choose the right size
Size matters especially when choosing mattresses. Uratex mattresses come in six sizes — single, double, full double, queen, king, and eastern king with customization available. A useful, full-sized guide in the showroom helps determine the right size for every need.
Put comfort first
In buying a new mattress, consider their body type, sleeping position and needs like back support and anti-bacterial technology. Uratex has a selection of mattresses to choose from with varying comfort levels like medium firm, firm, extra firm and plush. They also have mattresses with Orthocare technology that provide the necessary support and relieve pressure points for maximum comfort. Their permahard mattress from the classic collection is the only foam trusted by the Philippine Orthopedic Association and is perfect for those with back problems. All premium mattresses also use Sanitized technology to keep one’s bed clean and free from dust, odor and bacteria.
Go for cool mattresses
The hot and humid climate can greatly impact sleep quality. Find a mattress with cooling capabilities that provide comfort despite hot summer days and nights. Uratex’s Airlite mattresses are made with Sleep Cool technology that uses open cell foam to let air flow freely for a more comfortable and refreshing sleep.
Invest in quality, long-lasting mattresses
Buying a mattress is a big investment and an important milestone. Make sure to choose one that is durable, made of quality fabric, has no harmful chemicals and can last for many years. Uratex’s wide selection of mattresses from their two main collections — Classic and Premium — are lifelong investments with up to a 15-year warranty.
Test it out
Online shopping may be easy and convenient but nothing beats in-person shopping especially when selecting mattresses. Browse, feel, and test different plush or firm mattress types and the various sizes available. Consult with sleep specialists who are ready to assist and recommend the right mattress to match every need. For a first-hand experience, visit Uratex’s Minglanilla showroom which houses its Sleep Lab, where one can test out their line of premium mattresses. The showroom also has 12 sections that showcase a wide range of products from mattresses, pillows, foldables, sofa beds, monoblock furniture, and more.
For more information and updates, visit www.uratex.com.ph and follow @UratexCebuShowroom on Facebook and @Uratex_Cebu on Instagram.