He said that having good, quality sleep is a major priority for Vitafoam which necessitated the array of quality products that support quality sleep and rest.
By Gilbert Ekugbe
“Recent research shows the importance of adequate amounts of sleep for brain health; since during sleep, the brain washes away toxins that can potentially damage it. They accumulate during the day while we’re awake.”
Mr. Sola Owoade, the Commercial Director, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, disclosed this at an event organised by the company to mark 2019 World Sleep Day.
In his speech on the health benefits of quality sleep, he said : “Sleep also keeps the brain working at their best, especially when learning and remembering new things from earlier in the day.”
He quoted from Dr. Erik St Louis of Mayo Centre for Sleep Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, saying “for most adult, getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night might be the most important thing you can do to improve your future physical and mental health.”
A Consultant on Mental Health and Sleep Physician from Toronto University with the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr Adeoye Adefemi, corroborated to this.
He urged Nigerians to strive to get adequate sleep daily by ensuring that the duration, continuit, , and depth of their sleep should be at a minimum of eight hours.
“Quality sleep help restoration of body functioning, boost immunity and helps in conservation of energy.
“Sleep should be deep enough to be restorative. And when you wake up, you should feel well -rested.
“Quality sleep plays a critical role in learning and memory. It helps to identify what is essential and aid retentive memory,“ said Adefemi.
Dr. Adefemi noted that when preparing for a good sleep, one should exercise regularly and should avoid caffeine six hours before going to bed.
From left : Special Customers of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, Mr and Mrs Sam Kareem ; Consultant, Mental Health and Sleep Physician, Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr. Adeoye Adefemi; Commercial Director, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, Mr. Sola Owoade; Finance Director, Vitafoam, Mr. Joseph Alegbesogie at the commemoration of World Sleep Day in Lagos.