Tag Archives: science of comfort

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

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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? […]

Is beauty sleep a real thing?

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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 […]

Why sleep and comfort are the first line of defence against poor health

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Mammoth’s Human Performance Specialist, Dr Jonathan Bloomfield, investigates how sleep and comfort can have a profound effect on health and wellbeing. Before we can consider how best to improve sleep among the general public, we must first understand the scale and the nature of the problem. Let me put a few statistics in front of […]

Practitioner Interview: Rob Artingstall, Salford Red Devils

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Rob Artingstall is a Consultant Physiotherapist at the Spire Hospital in Manchester and Head Physiotherapist for Salford Red Devils Rugby League.  Rob works both in elite sport treating and rehabilitating professional athletes, and in private clinic, treating members of the public. Working across the health spectrum, he describes his work as varied and interesting. But […]

Mammoth helping search and rescue helicopter pilot to rest and recharge: Penny Grayson case study

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At Mammoth, we talk a lot about pressure relief. In fact, our reputation is built on it. But few people understand pressure like Penny Grayson. Having joined the Army in 1996, Penny transferred to the RAF in 2001 and has spent over a decade flying Merlin and Sea King helicopters. Having been involved in operations […]