Tag Archives: Rest and Recovery

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 […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Ben Glynn, Professional Rugby Player

Ben Glynn needs to pay more attention than most to his physical conditioning. At 6ft 6 and 19 stone, the experienced Second Row Forward prioritises support and alignment in a mattress to help him rest and recover. We caught up with the big man to talk about the intensity of his day job, rupturing his […]

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 […]

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: Joe Clarke, UK and Olympic Canoe Champion

Joe Clarke Olympic Canoeist

UK and Olympic Champion Joe Clarke’s rise to fame has been quite remarkable. As a relative unknown two years ago outside of the canoeing world, his victory in Rio in 2016 to earn Team GB’s first gold medal not only helped the squad on their way to a record haul but also shone a much-needed […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Meghan Beesley, GB 400m Hurdler

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Meghan Beesley is a Great Britain 400-metre hurdler who competes at the highest level in the IAAF Diamond League. When she’s not travelling around the world to compete, Meghan is based in Loughborough in the UK and loves to catch up on her rest on her Mammoth Performance 220 Firm. We sat down with Meghan […]

Case Study: Darren Cave, Ireland and Ulster Rugby Union

Ireland and Ulster Centre Darren Cave has become one of the most consistent performers in the Pro 12 league over recent seasons, exciting fans with his running lines and hard hitting in defence. The physical challenges of a tough domestic and international fixture list can be significant, requiring a close attention to recovery and rest. […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Anthony Ogogo

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Anthony Ogogo first made his name at the London Olympics in 2012, where he won a Bronze medal in the Middleweight Boxing division. Since then he has gone on to become a professional boxer as well as featuring on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.   Can you tell us about an average day for a […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Alex Tait, Newcastle Falcons

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Alex Tait has represented Premiership rugby team Newcastle Falcons for his entire 10-year career. Over the length of his career he has witnessed the development of the professional game, with an ever-increasing focus on making performance gains. To help him get the very best out of his rest and recovery time, he recently bought a […]