Tag Archives: Comfort

Can sleeping better make you less afraid?

less afraid

New research has found a connection between high-quality sleep and reduced feelings of fear Better quality sleep is linked to reduced activity in brain regions implicated in forming fear, according to new research. Furthermore, time spent in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep could potentially indicate susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s no secret that poor […]

From stress to social media: why aren’t we sleeping enough?

Sunday Insomnia

November 1st marks National Stress Awareness Day, so there’s no better time to take a closer look at the factors which stop us sleeping well, including stress. As we all know, sleep is a vital part of a happy, healthy lifestyle. When we don’t get enough sleep, we put ourselves at risk of negative experiences […]

Which weeknight is worst for insomnia?

Sunday Insomnia

We all want to wake up feeling refreshed, but research shows we find it hardest on one night of the week in particular. When it comes to maintaining our overall health, there aren’t many things more important than sleep. Sleep not only helps repair and rest our bodies, but also improves our memory and even […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Tom Richards, GB Squash

Tom Richards better sleep

English squash player Tom Richards put aside the time to talk to us about torn ACLs, competing at next year’s World Championships in Manchester and staying up late to chat with George Harrison. Hi Tom, How did you first get into your sport? Both of my parents play squash and so when my Mum took […]

Better Sleep Case study: Kelly Sotherton, Champion Heptathlete

Kelly Sotherton

As any retired athlete will tell you, caring for the body doesn’t stop when one stops competing on the track and field. We caught up with former Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medallist Kelly Sotherton who recently bought a Mammoth to find out more about her career after athletics and how paying attention to health […]

The Row to Rio: Alan Sinclair Case Study

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We talk to GB Rowner and Mammoth sleeper Alan Sinclair about winning his first International gold medal, preparing for Rio and, of course, getting a good night’s sleep.   Hi Alan, can we start by asking you what made you decide to become a rower? My dad co-founded Inverness Rowing Club and he took me […]