As the world celebrate this year’s World Sleep Day, Vitafoam Nigeria PLC has ascribed the underlying principle for its innovative products to desire to promote healthy living, especially, in the area of sleep.
Besides, the company has called on the governments at all tiers to address the impact of road construction on stress in the areas and embark on massive national awareness on benefits of adequate sleep and warned Nigerians against the dangers of inadequate sleep at any stage of human development.
Addressing journalists at Vitafaom’s 2020 World Sleep Day in Lagos at the weekend, the Company’s Group Managing Director, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi explained that modern research had established relationship between premature cell aging and poor sleep. According to him, inadequate sleep is associated with risk of cancer.
“ We are committed to producing quality and innovative products that will support sleep and we will continue to support World Sleep Day in creating sleep awareness to enable Nigerians achieve a good night’s sleep that can lead to better lives for themselves impacting positively our beloved country Nigeria and planet Earth as whole.
“ Our mattresses are carefully designed to support your back and spine ensuring no pressure points are created in your neck, shoulders, and hips. They adapt to the shape of your body regardless of your sleeping position to give you that maximum comfort.
“ The theme of this year’s World Sleep Day is Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet.
The focus of this event is to bring attention to the many burdens of sleep problems, as well as the importance of a healthy sleep.
Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep and sleep is something all humans require in maintaining a good healthy and living a balanced lifestyle.
“ An emerging research suggests there is a connection between premature cell aging and poor sleep. Studies have shown that telomeres (a compound structure at the end of a chromosome) are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA protecting chromosomes; short telomere length is associated with premature cellular aging and generally associated with increased cancer risk.”, said Adeniyi
Corroborating him, the Guest Speaker and Physiotherapist, Mrs Modupe Adesanya who spoke extensively on World Sleep Day Explained that our life partly depended on the quality and quantity of sleep as lack of sleep can lead to psychiatric problem.
According to her everyone must address the issue of sleep pattern and the type of food consumed and time of consumption can affect sleep.
Adeniyi noted that normal sleep enhanced rest in order to face the challenges of the next day, helps to reinforce our memory and learning ability., repairs the cells of our body and boost optimal functioning both physically and psychologically.
“There are a lot of factors considered in getting a good night sleep, and this includes comfort, stress level, room temperature. To get the perfect night sleep leading to a restful slumber, we have to start from the basics which is getting the right mattress.
“ This year, beyond providing quality sleep products like mattresses, pillows, duvet, bed sheet and beds to Nigerians, we are driving this sleep campaign for a better life and better planet by encouraging you to sleep with us on our quality mattresses, pillows, beds, duvets and bed sheets.”. said Adeniyi.