Tag Archives: recovery

Better Sleep Case Study: Schalk Brits

schalk brits

One of the Aviva Premiership’s most popular characters, Schalk Brits left South Africa in 2009 to ply his trade at double European champions, Saracens. Over a decade later Schalk is still regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic hookers in the Premiership. A longstanding Mammoth customer, we caught up with Schalk to find […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Marc Finney, Head of Strength and Conditioning, Northampton Saints RFC

Talking performance, recovery and investing in sleep with Marc Finney of Northampton Saints. Marc Finney began his career as a lecturer. He spent 6 years lecturing in Sport and Exercise Science with a keen interest in fitness training. His first foray into professional sport was with Lincoln City FC where he worked part time as […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Paul Shields, Northampton Saints Team Manager

After a 10 year playing career for Ulster and Northampton was cut short due to a serious neck injury, Paul Shields decided to stay in the game. He moved into the team manager role at Northampton Saints, where he has been ever since. Having had success both as a player and part of a coaching […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Charles Piutau, Professional Rugby Player

Charles Piutau

Currently plying his trade at Ulster in the Pro14 league, the former All Black is considered to be one of the most dangerous runners in world rugby. After suffering from debilitating back pain on his old mattress, Charles took advice from teammates who sleep on a Mammoth and tried one out at Dreams Boucher Road […]

Can sleeping better make you less afraid?

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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 […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Pete Reed, Olympic and World Champion Rower

Pete Reed

Pete Reed is one of Great Britain’s true sporting greats and a Mammoth Ambassador to boot. With 3 Olympic and 5 World Championship gold medals to his name, he is among the most decorated individuals in rowing history. Having recently come back from career-threatening hip surgery, Pete turned to Mammoth for help with his rehabilitation […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Hollie Webb, Olympic and European Champion GB Hockey Player

Hollie Webb and her GB Hockey teammates shot to fame in 2016 after taking gold at the Rio Olympics in one of the most tense climaxes to a tournament in living history. As part of a Women’s team that have also taken European gold and Commonwealth silver in recent years, Hollie has been involved in […]

Paralympic Champion and Mammoth Ambassador Anne Dickins retires

Anne Dickins

Paralympic and World champion para-canoeist Anne Dickins has retired from competitive sport. The chartered physiotherapist and Mammoth Ambassador won gold in the 200m KL3 class at the 2016 Rio Games, gaining Paralympic GB’s 100th medal in the process. Already a double World Champion and triple European Champion in the 200m kayak, Anne was also honoured […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Charlotte Barras, England and Saracens Rugby Player

charlotte barras rugby

England and Saracens rugby player Charlotte Barras has enjoyed a long and illustrious career. She has played in a World Cup final and competed at the very highest level of both the 15-aside and 7-aside versions of the game. The flying winger, who is also Head of Girls Games at Forest School in London, took the time […]