Thursday, May 12, 2016

Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine celebrates World Sleep Day 2016 with Uratex

The Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine (PSSM), the primary organization that aims to promote sleep medicine healthcare in the Philippines, again led in the celebration of World Sleep Day 2016.

The World Sleep Day 2016 slogan is “Good Sleep is a Reachable Dream” and this year, Multiflex RNC Philippines, Inc., makers of Uratex foam and mattress products, lent its wholehearted support to the PSSM in its efforts to help promote good, healthful and restful sleep.

During the celebration of World Sleep Day 2016, the PSSM held its 10th annual symposium entitled “Sleep Matters: Discovering the Importance of Sleep” recently at the EMG Auditorium of the Lung Center of the Philippines. There were various workshops and lectures on many sleep-related concerns for adults—and even in children—that elicited interests from symposium guests.

The PSSM is just one of the many organizations around the world that advocates the importance and educates people about the value of good sleep, which many people lack or perhaps do not pay attention to due to today’s fast-paced lifestyle and blinding-speed technology. Various studies have already shown that lack of restful sleep because of irregular work and lifestyle may lead to health problems in the future. Or even having an incorrect mattress may harm the body rather than provide the restful sleep it needs after a long and hard day at work.

This is why the PSSM reiterates the important elements of good sleep, which are “Duration” or the sufficiency of sleep to become well rested and alert the following day; “Continuity,” which means sleep time should be continuous and unbroken; and “Depth,” that sleep should be deep enough to be restorative or invigorating. Quality sleep, the PSSM said, is very crucial to one’s good health and quality of life. It said that good quality and invigorating sleep is important for people’s day-to-day functioning, even in children for their overall wellness and development.

The PSSM also cited the 10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene, according to the World Association of Sleep Medicine or WASM, such as having a fixed bedtime and waking up time, no daytime sleeping in excess of 45 minutes, avoiding excessive alcohol intake 4 hours before bedtime or smoking, avoiding intake of caffeine such as those in coffee, tea, most sodas, including chocolate 6 hours before bedtime; avoiding heavy, spicy or sweets 4 hours before bedtime, but a light snack is acceptable, exercising regularly but not before bedtime, using comfortable bedding, finding comfortable temperature when sleeping inside a well-ventilated room, blocking out distracting noise and less light as possible, and limiting the use of the bed to just sleeping.

For its part, Uratex supports the PSSM through its own advocacies in promoting good sleep in the Philippines.

“Uratex has always been humbly supporting efforts to promote good sleep, a much-needed bodily activity that unfortunately many people do not pay attention to or perhaps, do not know how to achieve it because of various reasons. Simply put, it all boils down to adapting to a more healthy and less-stressed lifestyle, a positive mindset toward life, and choosing the correct mattress depending on the body’s shape and contours, and this is where Uratex can help,” explains Dindo Medina, Corporate Sales Director of Multiflex RNC Philippines.

As the country’s sleep specialist, Medina said Uratex will continue to help Filipinos achieve helathy and superior sleep by continuously developing and bringing innovative mattresses and other sleep solutions.

The PSSM is a group composed of several specialists involved in the practice of sleep medicine in the country and are highly trained to address sleep disorders among Filipinos. Pulmonologists, Neurologists, Ear, Nose and Throat specialists, Psychiatrists and Pediatricians are among those that comprise the group and have expressed interest in the process and study of sleep.

Here in the Philippines, the practice of sleep medicine is still relatively young compared to other countries so it is no surprise that even other doctors do not know that such practice exists here. But the practice is, indeed, growing, even in Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) member countries. In fact, the Philippines will serve as host of the 4th ASEAN Sleep Medicine Congress in 2017 where it will share vital knowledge with other countries about sleep. Together, this collaborative meeting will also help determine how the different cultures of these countries can impact on their actions with regard to sleep concerns.

For more information about the value of good sleep to one’s health, visit the PSSM website, To find out more about the Uratex mattress and other sleep solutions, call the Uratex Consumer Hotline, 888-6800 or visit

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Make Your Laundry Day A Family Day

Before, it usually takes a lot of time to do the laundry from scrubbing off all the dirt and stains, to rinsing off the laundry soap, and hanging every piece of fabric out in the sun to dry. Now, many people enjoy the ease of using washing machines that does everything from scrubbing, rinsing, and even drying the clothes. Though it seems that many people are having more time for themselves with the help of technology, this saved time is somehow spent on more chores than with some quality moments with the family.
One way of using saved time for family is to teach children some simple tasks at home. It may be a bit challenging for most kids but being trained at an early age helps them develop a basic skillset and positive attitude, like being independent and responsible, that may help them in the future. With a bit of guidance from the parents, kids will not only get to understand the importance of doing chores but also have fun learning new and meaningful things at home with the whole family.
Parents may start teaching their kids the basics in laundry, like separating all the white fabrics from the colored ones. It is a suitable and easy task for kids, but making them understand that mixing colored fabrics with the white ones could cause stains, might just get their attention.
Letting kids wash their favorite clothes, on the other hand, may also help in convincing them to do some laundry, because it may trigger a feeling of responsibility when it comes to their favorites. Rewards after finishing the laundry may also help, especially in making the kids feel accomplished with the work they have done.
Teaching kids to do their laundry will be easier with one of the world’s largest major appliances producer, Midea. The brand has been working on innovative products with very distinct features that bring convenience in new ways.  A wash and dry cycle only costs no more than one peso, because of its Dual Cleaning Motion that lets Midea clean clothes more thoroughly without the messy tangles.
So, while Midea is saving the family some time and money doing all the tough work on the chores, the family can enjoy more time to do something else. Parents could help their kids with their art projects while school’s out and waiting for the laundry to finish. If there isn’t much to do on a lazy day, they could always watch some movies or anything that gets them entertained.
Before, it usually takes time to do most of the chores at home, but with the help of technology, time is given back to families for them to enjoy and bond more.
About Midea: Midea, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines!
In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), Midea’s global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC’s Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world class brand a better understanding of the Filipino’s needs. This way, with Midea, the Filipino can live different, choose different.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Modele Phlippines’ Next Go-See Search is on

As the reality search for the “New Models of Influence!” dubbed MODÈLE PHILIPPINES nears its final stretch, Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) announces its next go-see on May 7, 2016 at F1 Hotel Manila, 32nd Street Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Capping its 29th anniversary, Professional Models Association of the Philippines  (PMAP), the country’s most esteemed models’ guild, recently launched MODÈLE PHILIPPINES. It is aimed at discovering and mentoring aspiring or experienced models with excellent potentials to become masters of their game, and reset the course of professional modeling in the Philippines. It is unique in the sense that famous personalities of modeling, all PMAP luminaries, will play mentor to the contestants. Twenty mentors from the ranks of PMAP will be matched to each of the 10 female and 10 male candidates. These mentors will groom the contestants, preparing them for the tough world that is modeling, present them to the general public (through television) and the judges to pick the first-ever MODÈLE PHILIPPINES winner.

The prestigious model reality search is presented by The Zen Institute, in partnership with Marco Polo Ortigas, DVO and Cebu, F1 Hotel Manila, Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila, Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Hertz, Seven Fridays, Business Mirror, Experience Travel and Living magazine, Village Connect, ANC 21, Jetsetter Asia, SonshineTV.

For more information and updates, email, or like them on Facebook  /modelePH; Instagram @modelePH.

Breville-lize Your Summer Caravan

Want to know how to make meals delicious and fast? You are in for a treat as, BREVILLE® so not only professional chefs but home chefs may also avail of promo sets that are up for grabs. The packages will surely revolutionize your kitchen! A premier kitchenware brand from Australia, brings you the “Breville-lize Your Summer Caravan,” in cooperation with True Value.

Want to know how to make meals delicious and fast? You are in for a treat as, BREVILLE® so not only professional chefs but home chefs may also avail of promo sets that are up for grabs. The packages will surely revolutionize your kitchen! A premier kitchenware brand from Australia, brings you the “Breville-lize Your Summer Caravan,” in cooperation with True Value.

Chefs Emman Galvez and Edward Mateo will share their expertise in cooking, along with recipes that will keep your family healthy and strong. Aside from that, the chefs will demonstrate how Breville products can be maximized in the kitchen to make food preparation and cooking convenient and easy.

The two-day selling exhibit and Brevillelize Your Summer Caravan will be held at, Abreeza Mall Davao on May 6 to 8. So not only professional chefs but home chefs may also avail of promo sets that are up for grabs. The packages will surely revolutionize your kitchen!

BREVILLE® an Australian innovation since 1932 offers products with quality attested by many food experts all around the world. With one BREVILLE® product, you can definitely do exciting things. What more if your kitchen is equipped with a whole lot more? So what are you waiting for? Head to the mall, join the caravan and Breville-lize your summer!

Feeding kids properly, the healthy way

One of the dilemmas of being a mother is handling kids who are picky eater.

Today's modern Mommies should be creative enough in thinking of ways of how to feed their children properly, with food that is not only delicious and tasty but also healthy. It's a good thing that there are modern kitchen health mates today that can help Mommies solve this problem, and that is the Matstone Multipurpose Slow Juicer. It's the best kitchen assistant you'll ever have in creating nutrition-packed and tasty food choices, particularly made out of vegetables and fruits.

Matstone Horizontal Slow Juicer is distributed in the Philippines by IAJ Wellness Corporation. To know more about Matstone Horizontal Slow Juicer, testimonials, and healthy recipes, visit their website, and like them on Facebook: