Category Archives: Sleep Science

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 […]

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 […]

Does chocolate really stop you sleeping?

chocolate

World Chocolate Day falls on 7th July, but what impact does the nation’s favourite sweet treat have on your sleep health? Despite an ongoing national trend for healthier eating, chocolate continues to hold a special place in the hearts of adults and children alike. In fact, the UK has the seventh highest consumption of chocolate […]

Is sleep the key to teen exam success?

exam stress

With examination season in full swing, we can’t underplay the importance of a good night’s rest   By now it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to hear that sleep is important to your overall health. By giving yourself a decent night’s rest, you allow body functions and brain activities to take place that are […]

Ditch the screen and pick up the paperback: here’s the science behind reading before bed

Reading before bed is a tradition that goes back centuries. However, in recent years, the typical routine of turning pages by lamplight has more or less been swapped with lying in the dark scrolling through our smartphones. But trading the written word for the world wide web could be having a negative impact on your […]

What is ASMR and can it help you sleep better?

ASMR

ASMR is still relatively new, but many people credit it with improving their sleep quality Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has been making waves among sleep experts and sleep deprived individuals alike, despite being a fairly new concept. Search YouTube or Instagram for videos labelled ASMR and you’ll find thousands of results, some with thousands […]

Research explains why men snore more than women

why men snore

Science tells us that there are several reasons why men are more likely to be banished to the sofa Studies have shown time and time again that men snore more than women. In fact, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, around 40 per cent of adult men are habitual snorers compared to less […]