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Bring a bear to bed? The importance of emotional comfort for a great night’s sleep

hug a bear day

This Hug a Bear Day, we’re exploring the potential benefits of cuddly toys and other bedtime comforts Every child has a favourite cuddly toy, and choosing a furry friend to snuggle up next to is a natural part of many children’s night-time routine. But is there something more to this long-standing tradition than childish whimsy? […]

Sleep matters: how a good night’s sleep affects your wellbeing

sleep and mental health

We’re exploring the role sleep has to play in benefitting our mental health Mental health and wellbeing has become a growing topic of discussion over the last few years, across all walks of life. There are many different factors that can affect our mental health – from our diet and exercise routine to our social […]

Can sleep help you stop smoking?

stoptober

For many people, October is now synonymous with the Stoptober challenge, when millions across the UK attempt to kick the habit for good. We’re asking: can sleep make quitting easier? Around 9 million adults in the UK smoke. This equates to 19% of men and 15% of women. Stoptober attempts to change that. Since it’s […]

Can a new sleeping pattern reduce your migraines?

migraine awareness week

September 2nd marks the start of Migraine Awareness Week 2018, so we’re going to explore whether sleep can help reduce your symptoms Migraines aren’t just bad headaches. They occur when blood vessels constrict and expand, due to impulses sent out by hyperactive nerve cells. This is accompanied by the release of chemicals and inflammatory substances […]

Can sleep improve your memory?

sleep and memory

If you are struggling to remember things throughout the day, your sleep quality could be to blame. We all struggle to remember things from time to time, and there are many factors which may contribute to this. However, if you’ve found that you’re feeling foggier and more forgetful than usual, it could be due to […]

Are the summer holidays damaging your kids’ sleep patterns?

summer holidays

A lack of school routine could be affecting your little ones in more ways than you might think A set sleep routine goes a long way to improving your sleep health. While we sleep, our body repairs, restores and rejuvenates for the day ahead, and going to bed and getting up at the same time […]

Sleeping in the Heat

summer heat at night

Mammoth’s resident sleep expert, Dr Jonathan Bloomfield addresses the issue that’s on everyone’s mind in the UK this summer . . . getting to sleep in the heat! It has been a long, hot summer for many of us in the UK. While the arrival of warmer weather is usually greeted with great enthusiasm, it […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Ollie Devoto

ollie devoto

Exeter’s talented young centre explains why playing for one of the best clubs in Europe requires him to pay close attention to his recovery. Coming from a long line of players and coaches, Ollie Devoto’s rugby pedigree was evident from a young age. Having joined Sherborne RFC at the age of 7, he quickly progressed […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Ben Youngs, Leicester Tigers and England Rugby Player

ben youngs

As one of England’s most experienced rugby players, Ben Youngs has been at the top of the game for nearly a decade. Ahead of the new rugby season we caught up with him to talk about the battle to make the 2019 World Cup squad, competing against Israel Folau and sharing a late-night chat with […]

Is beauty sleep a real thing?

beauty sleep

It’s a notion we’re all familiar with, but can getting a good night’s sleep really make you feel happier about the way you look? ‘Getting your beauty sleep’ is a phrase you’ve probably heard many many times before, but chances are you’ve never given it much credence. However, recent research suggests that there may be […]