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Goodnite outlet concepts offer a wide range for all budgets

Goodnite outlet concepts offer a wide range for all budgets

Goodnite International Sdn Bhd, a leading brand in the industry, understands the importance of a good night’s sleep. To this end, Goodnite offers a range of quality bedding and mattresses for consumers to get a good night’s rest, so they wake up refreshed and ready to face the day ahead.

Goodnite, a Malaysian brand that started in 1989, has 29 years of experience in the industry, so you know you are safe when it comes to quality and reliability. In collaboration with its dealers, Goodnite has now introduced a new concept to offer its products in a range to suit all budgets.

Starting with its first factory outlet that opened in August 2018 in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, those who are looking for something affordable can now find what they need within their budget.

The factory outlet offers prices that are more economical for those looking for a good deal. Even better, Goodnite is now expanding its range of products beyond bedding and mattresses to offer furniture, making its factory direct a one-stop Goodnite outlet for the home.

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The Goodnite factory outlet offers prices that are more economical for those looking for a good deal.

Quality Assured

As all items sold at the factory outlet are from Goodnite, you can be assured that the same high quality applied to its mattresses and bedding is applied to the furniture available in-store.

Goodnite is also introducing its upcoming premium outlet in Balakong, Selangor, which will feature a premium range of products. The premium outlet is targeted to open by the end of 2018.

Both the factory outlet and premium outlet offer a wide range of products to fill your home such as mattresses, bed frames, bedroom sets, sofas, dining tables and related accessories. Other outlets are in the pipeline for Penang and Johor.

The outlet concept is a new one for Goodnite, and a good way for the company to get to know its customers better in terms of their need and preferences.

Bringing its products directly to customers allows Goodnite to touch base and get closer to consumers, enhancing the company’s knowledge and understanding of its customers, and putting it in a position to offer products to better suit its customer base, to fulfil their expectations and satisfaction.

The outlet concept also allows Goodnite to offer different products across different price ranges to suit different budgets and preferences. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking to furnish your new home or to change the furniture in your existing home.

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Goodnite is now expanding its range of products beyond bedding and mattresses to offer furniture.

Convenient Shopping

The different ranges offered by Goodnite with its outlet concept makes furniture shopping convenient, as you can find what you need within the range of your budget under one roof. Delivery is available within Peninsular Malaysia.

With Goodnite’s outlet concept, you’re all set to spruce up your home for the holiday festivities. Do drop by and check it out. The friendly staff is more than happy to help you out. You may check in-store for available deals and ongoing promotions that are even better deals.

Goodnite is also looking for dealers who are interested in collaborating to open an outlet. Interested parties may contact the company for more details.

■ For details, call the factory outlet at (03) 8949-9976, or check it out on Facebook at Goodnite Outlet. The factory outlet is at 25 Jalan Besar, Kampung Baru Seri Kembangan, Seri Kembangan, Selangor.

Fighting anaemia with a proper and healthy diet

Fighting anaemia with a proper and healthy diet

Anaemia is globally prevalent, affecting billions of people and transcending age groups and gender. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that an estimated two billion individuals – a whopping 30% of the world’s population – suffer from anaemia.

According to the National Heart, Lung And Blood Institute (NHLBI), an estimated 20% of women of childbearing age have iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). This is backed by a study carried out in Malaysia, reporting that 25% among all women aged 18-60 are affected by IDA.

Pregnant women are even more likely to experience IDA because they require greater amounts of blood to support their babies.

Anaemia, a health condition in which the blood registers a low amount of red blood cells (RBC) or haemoglobin, has an impact on the distribution of oxygen in the body. A reduced amount of oxygen affects cell functions, tissues and organs.

If left misdiagnosed or untreated, anaemia could lead to other serious conditions. The most common type of anaemia is IDA, which applies to individuals who lack sufficient iron in their diet and leads to low formation of RBC.

Making dietary changes is an important step in addressing IDA. According to the UN Food And Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and WHO, an average adult needs to absorb 18mg of iron every day, which is essential for alertness, focus and staying healthy.

One of the best ways to effectively address IDA is to improve one’s dietary practice by consuming food that help increase iron intake (called “iron enhancers”) and by avoiding food that impair iron absorption (known as “iron inhibitors”).

Iron enhancers include ascorbic acid (or vitamin C) that occurs naturally in vegetables and fruits. Ascorbic acid enhances the absorption of various nutrients including iron.

Food rich in beta-carotene also help as iron enhancers. Beta-carotene is present in fruits and vegetables such as carrots, corn, red grapes, oranges, peaches, prunes, red peppers, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and yellow squash.

Heme iron, more readily absorbed by the body, comes from sources such as red meat (including liver), poultry, fish and oysters. Surprisingly, moderate alcohol consumption – two drinks a day for men; one drink for women – also enhances the absorption of iron.

On the other hand, it is important to note “iron inhibitors” are found in iron binding phenolic compounds (tannins) including tea, coffee and most red wines.

Phytates is present in cereal bran, bread made from high-extraction flour, breakfast cereals, oats, rice, pasta products, cocoa, nuts and seeds. Calcium such as milk, cheese and soy proteins also affects the absorption of iron in the body.

Aside from consuming food rich in iron and avoiding those that hinder iron absorption, another way to combat IDA and rebuild iron stores in the body is by taking iron supplements like Sangobion Complete. It is an iron supplement with vitamins and minerals that provides reliable treatment against IDA.

Besides iron, it has five ingredients which specifically promote the formation and maintenance of blood health. These blood health builders are vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B12, copper sulphate and manganese sulphate, all of which help to promote healthy red blood cell production.

Sangobion Complete comes in an easy-to-swallow vanilla-scented capsule that leaves no metallic aftertaste, and sorbitol that helps to minimise constipation which is common in iron supplement consumption. It helps to improve iron absorption as well.

Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach, but to minimise the side-effects of taking iron supplements like stomach cramps, nausea or diarrhoea, it can also be taken with a small amount of food.

Iron supplements should not be taken at the same time with milk, calcium, antacids, caffeine or food that are rich in high fibre.

Coupled with a healthy and balanced diet, anaemia can be addressed by doing proper exercise and making lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and drinking.

With early diagnosis, the right diet and proper treatment and by developing healthy habits, anaemia can be addressed and treated, enabling people to stay in the pink of health.

As the No. 1 iron combinations brand in Southeast Asia, Sangobion is committed to improving and strengthening blood health of Malaysians.

Through raising awareness on the issue, we believe that Malaysians will benefit from a better understanding of iron deficiency, and to take the necessary steps to begin living healthily. When iron deficiency anaemia is not treated, it may become severe enough to affect daily lives.

Merck is organising complimentary haemoglobin tests at selected pharmacies nationwide to raise awareness on anaemia to consumers.


The information contained in this article is not intended or designed to diagnose, prevent, treat or provide a cure for any condition or disease, to ascertain the state of your health or be substituted for medical care. Merck encourages you to seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns arising from the information in this article.
This is a medicine product advertisement. For more information on the complimentary haemoglobin tests, and to do an initial self-check using Anaemia Risk Assessment Tool, visit sangobion.com.my. For enquiries, e-mail ch.my@merckgroup.com. Internal reference No.MYS-SAN-1704-0047. KKLIU No.1283/2017.
What’s that funny feeling in your feet? Diabetic neuropathy

What’s that funny feeling in your feet? Diabetic neuropathy

Do these statements apply to you?
You sometimes feel like you have socks or gloves on when you don’t
Your feet hurt at night.
You feel burning or shooting pains in your feet.
Your feet are numb and you can’t feel your feet when walking.

People who experience tingling sensations, “pins and needles”, or numbness in the feet may not think too much of these symptoms. However if they persist, it may signal a condition known as neuropathy that can lead to bigger problems.

Neuropathy refers to a medical condition where nerves become damaged. It is caused by a variety of reasons including diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption, genetic predisposition, infection, cancer, nutritional deficiencies, exposure to toxins, diseases that cause chronic inflammation involving the nerves, and other unclear factors.

Among all, diabetes is the most prevalent cause of nerve damage. This condition is medically known as diabetic neuropathy. It occurs when a nerve or group of nerves is damaged as a result of high blood glucose level.

Here are some statistics regarding diabetic neuropathy:

Up to 50% of diabetics will suffer from diabetic neuropathy over the course of their disease, according to a 2004 review titled “Diabetic somatic neuropathies” published in Diabetes Care.

According to a 2011 study titled “Metabolic correction in the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy: Improving clinical results beyond symptom control”, published in Current Clinical Pharmacology, up to 50% of diabetics with diabetic neuropathy do not experience any symptoms.

The prevalence of diabetic neuropathy increases with age and diabetic years. It starts in the pre-diabetic stage, and 8% of diabetics already have diabetic neuropathy when diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 1993 study titled “The prevalence by staged severity of various types of diabetic neuropathy, retinopathy and nephropathy in a population-based cohort: The Rochester diabetic neuropathy study”, published in Neurology.

Fifty percent of diabetics over 60 years old have diabetic neuropathy, according to a 1993 study titled “A multi-centre study of the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the United Kingdom hospital clinic population”, published in Diabetologia.

Fifty percent of diabetics are unable to name diabetic neuropathy as a complication from diabetes because of low awareness, according to a 2009 article titled “Diabetes mellitus: Awareness of disease and life style changes in female patients”, published in Journal Of Postgraduate Medical Institute.

Only 28% of diabetics are aware that people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to undergo an amputation than those without diabetes, according to ICM Research survey.

Diabetic Foot Care

Most people take foot care for granted. For diabetics, however, foot care is a serious matter that can bring about unfortunate consequences if neglected.

This is because nerve damage can bring about reduced or loss of sensation in the feet, causing sores and small injuries to go unnoticed and become badly ulcerated, infected or difficult to heal.

The healing process for diabetics is also compromised by poor circulation. Eventually amputation of the toe, foot or even lower leg may be necessary if treatment is no longer possible.

While you may know that diabetes can lead to amputation, you may not know that the reason for amputation is nerve damage. Amputation can be avoided with proper nerve care.

Other complications of diabetic neuropathy to watch out for include joint deformities, sharp pain and extreme sensitivity in limbs, urinary tract infections, incontinence, low blood pressure, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction and eye complications.

Amputation and foot ulceration are common, serious problems among diabetics that can be prevented or delayed if identified and dealt with early on.

The American Diabetes Association recommends that diabetic adults go for annual health screenings to detect diabetic neuropathy. Such screenings involve recording your disease history, a physical foot inspection, and neurological and diabetic peripheral neuropathy tests.

There are five simple clinical tests to diagnose peripheral neuropathy in the legs and arms, including pinprick sensation and ankle reflex testing, vibration testing using a tuning fork, and biothesiometry.

Tight blood sugar control, appropriate dietary control, proper foot care, regular exercise and smoking cessation are important to prevent or delay neuropathy and associated complications.

Vitamins B1, B6 & B12

B vitamins, specifically thiamine (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and cobalamin (vitamin B12), are used by the body in the processes of nourishing and regenerating nerves.

Vitamin B1 is involved in energy metabolism, helps maintain the myelin sheaths that cover the axons of nerves, and is used in the synthesis of key signalling molecules in the nervous system which are known as neurotransmitters.

Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, while vitamin B12 is involved in nerve cell maturation and regeneration, nerve cell metabolism and formation of nerve myelin sheaths.

In populations at risk of neuropathy, especially diabetics, early detection and treatment of neuropathy is crucial to avoid irreversible damage to nerves.


The information in this article is not intended or designed to diagnose, prevent, treat or provide a cure for any condition or disease, ascertain the state of your health or act as a substitute for medical care. Seek advice from a doctor or healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about the information in this article. This article is brought to you by Merck Sdn Bhd. For more information, e-mail ch.my@merckgroup.com.
Tuck into an anti-static mattress for a blissful sleep

Tuck into an anti-static mattress for a blissful sleep

Goodnite Mattress is helping Malaysians get a good night’s sleep with its comfortable beds and quality bedding material containing its proprietary StatFree layer, which neutralises static electricity.

Its Love Series starts at RM2,199 for the queen-size mattress. The series has three sets of products with different designs – Forever Love, True Love and Eternal Love.

Forever Love

This range has StatFree anti-static fabric, G-latex premium natural latex, with anti-dust and anti-mite that inhibits bacterial and parasite growth, and organic foam made with palm oil.

The five-zone pocket spring system allows each spring to react individually to pressure and weight, to provide optimal support for every part of the body and decrease motion disturbance.

Mattress firmness: luxury firm
The 5ft queen-size mattress is RM4,899; the 6ft king is RM5,799
Comes with gifts worth up to RM2,522: one StatFree topper, two StatFree Soft Latex pillows and two StatFree car seats.

Eternal Love

Comes with StatFree anti-static fabric, G-memory premium memory foam, five-zone pocket spring system, and organic foam made with palm oil.

It is equipped with the best quality memory foam that contours to the body to relieve pressure. It flexes to the sleeper’s body shape to provide back support, generous freedom of movement, and accurate pressure point relief.

Mattress firmness: plush soft
Queen-size mattress at RM3,799; king-size at RM4,399
Comes with gifts worth up to RM1,735: one StatFree topper and two StatFree Memo Foam pillows

True Love

This mattress has StatFree anti-static fabric, six-turn DPC system, and high density bio-foam. It is an investment for one’s well-being, thanks to Goodnite’s signature spring system that promises an uncompromising sleep experience.

This mattress provides greater durability than traditional spring systems while delivering back support for an undisturbed sleep. You will wake up feeling refreshed, ready to embrace the day ahead.

Mattress firmness: firm
Queen-size at RM2,199; king-size at RM2,699

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Goodnite’s Forever Love series is designed for a luxurious sleep experience.

Goodnite International Sdn Bhd is currently running a contest where buyers stand a chance to win a Honda HR-V.

To participate, fill in the coupon attached to the mattress, take a picture of the coupon with the original purchase receipt, and send the image to Goodnite Malaysia’s Facebook page via Messenger by Dec 31, 2018.

The contest is valid on purchases of the Love Series (True Love, Eternal Love, Forever Love), and selected 5ft or 6ft mattresses.

Lucky draw prizes are worth up to RM200,000, with a Honda HR-V as the grand prize. Second prize is a Perodua Bezza, and third prize is an Apple iPhone X. There are also 50 consolation prizes of RM500 cash. Entries submitted after Dec 31 will be disqualified.

Results will be announced in January 2019.

Goodnite International Sdn Bhd is the largest bedding manufacturer, with the first StatFree anti-static mattress, in Malaysia. Its factory outlets offer mattresses, bed frames, sofas, dining sets and other furniture accessories.

Goodnite’s Selangor outlet is at 25 Jalan Besar, Kampung Baru Seri Kembangan (03-8949 9976); open 11am-8pm. Goodnite’s Johor Baru outlet is at 4A Jalan Desa Tropika 1, Taman Perindustrian Cemerlang, Ulu Tiram (012-798 8967); open 10am-6pm.

■ For details, visit goodnite.com.my/buy-win, or Goodnite Malaysia Facebook @Mygoodnite, or call the customer hotline at 03-3250 2218.
‘Adventure Packs’ offer quick, delicious meals for outdoor enthusiasts

‘Adventure Packs’ offer quick, delicious meals for outdoor enthusiasts

If you’ve ever gone hiking or camping, you’ll know that preparing meals can be a tiresome affair.

Cooking in the great outdoors is both laborious and requires the use of various utensils and ingredients that can be cumbersome to cart on uphill treks. Which is exactly the problem local food brand Brahim’s was hoping to solve when it launched its Adventure Packs late 2017.

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Fazil and his team launched a series of mountain climbing expeditions to introduce and promote the adventure packs. The expeditions have since become huge hits, and are often booked out.

“Most people know about Brahim’s, especially travellers. So we tried to find a new market segment, which is hikers and those who love outdoor activities – basically a younger target group who need these products,” says Brahim’s sales and marketing manager Mohamad Fazil Othman, who is also an avid hiker.

The All-Day Adventure Packs are designed to last for a 24-hour period and come in two options – beef or chicken – and contain meals for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Meals include options like nasi goreng, daging masak hitam, ayam rendang, bubur pulut hitam, biscuits, jam, tea and coffee.

If you’re doing a short half-day hike, there is also the option of getting a one-meal Adventure Pack, which contains a single meal to fill you up for the duration of your hike. In essence, the idea behind the Adventure Packs is that even if you’re in the middle of nowhere, you could literally be feasting like a king!

To promote the packs, Brahim’s launched a series of mountain climbing expeditions called Expedisi Bersama Brahim’s, which started at the end of last year and continue to run every month.

First-time participants who register for these hikes on Brahim’s Facebook page (@BrahimsOfficial) or website (brahimsfood.com) will get the adventure packs as well as mess tins, T-shirts and buffs.

“After one year of organising expeditions, there is more awareness. People know that Brahim’s is not just for travelling, but also for outdoor activities. Now when we open the registration for these expeditions, they are booked out in less than 30 minutes!” says Fazil.

Perhaps what is most appealing about the adventure packs is how quickly you can dig into the food, without having to go through the hassle of preparing ingredients or starting a fire.

The only requirement is that the pouches need to be immersed in boiling water for 10 minutes or less (different products have different heating times) before consumption.

You can even layer a few pouches on top of each other in the boiling water, to save time. Once that’s done, just rip open the packaging and tuck into a hot meal reminiscent of home-cooked food.

“If you don’t have clean water to heat up the pouch, you can use whatever water is available on your hiking trail – river water, puddles – because you won’t be drinking it, you only need to heat it to boiling point,” says Fazil.

Each Brahim’s 24-hour Adventure Pack weighs 1.5kg and is intended for a single adventurer. The chicken set is priced at RM36, while the beef set is priced at RM38. The one-meal Adventure Pack is priced at RM16.

Currently, the packs are only available at a few outdoor outlets in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negri Sembilan as well as the Brahim’s shop in Bangi. For more information, head to brahimsfood.com.

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