Category Archives: Expert Advice

The pros and cons of your favourite sleep positions

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Are you sleeping in the most effective way? Generally speaking, we spend about a third of our lives asleep — that works out at around 25 years, 9,125 days, or 229,961 hours. That’s a sizeable chunk of time! Put into this context and we can better understand why sleep plays such a crucial role in […]

How often should you replace your bedroom items?

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There are a number of items from around the home that we use every day. From the towels that we use to dry ourselves after a shower to the dishcloths we use in the kitchen sink and the toothbrush we rely on to keep our oral hygiene up to standard. One of the key items […]

January 3rd is Festival of Sleep Day!

festival of sleep

Here’s why you should celebrate sleep this January We all know that Christmas is far from the most relaxing holiday. With the combination of excess food and drink, regular celebrating, Christmas shopping and late nights, your overall health and sleep cycle can both suffer as a result of the festive season. Which is why Festival […]

Designing your bedroom for the ultimate night’s sleep

better sleep tips

Achieving a restful, restorative night’s sleep should never be left to luck. With the importance of sleep and recovery very much in the spotlight in these modern times, Dr Jonathan Bloomfield, chief scientific officer at Mammoth and expert in fatigue, examines the best ways to design your bedroom to ensure a restful night’s sleep, night […]

New research reveals the scary thing that happens to your brain when you’re sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience yielded some fascinating yet terrifying results By now it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that sleep deprivation is detrimental to your health. Barely a day goes by today when there isn’t an article in one publication or another outlining the effects of sleep loss in the […]

Magical. Incredible. Exhausting. How to avoid becoming a sleep deprived zombie with a newborn

sleeping like a baby

Dr Jonathan Bloomfield I recently became a father for the first time and have been experiencing first-hand the desperate struggles of sleep deprivation. From clumsiness to memory lapses, severe yawning to mood swings, insatiable appetite to that constant feeling of being dazed and confused, I’ve suffered it all. I’m writing this blog post to share […]

6 things you definitely shouldn’t do when you can’t sleep

When it comes to nodding off, there are things you should do and things you absolutely shouldn’t There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. But with around a third of people suffering some degree of insomnia, it’s important to know the things you shouldn’t be doing when you’re finding it hard to drift off. […]

Why sleep has never been more important in elite sport

Elite athlete performance and recovery

Mammoth’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Jonathan Bloomfield talks about the important role sleep plays in athletic performance. In recent posts, I’ve been writing about how much we need to take our sleep more seriously. As I have made clear, I’m a big advocate of optimising sleep to improve everyday health. In this article, I wanted to […]

Why having a TV in your child’s bedroom increases their risk of weight problems

Children's health

New research claims that a TV in the bedroom can be detrimental to children’s health, thanks largely to the effect of TV on sleep length and quality. A study by University College London has produced findings which suggest that children with TVs in their bedrooms are at increased risk of becoming overweight. The study looked […]

Is hitting snooze in the morning good or bad for your sleep health?

Sleeping in

What are the implications of having “just five more minutes”? The task of dragging ourselves out of bed in the morning is something many of us struggle with every single day. The temptation to spend as long as possible tucked up in bed is all too great, and a large number of us rely on […]