Tag Archives: sleep deprivation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why you should resist the urge to hibernate this autumn

Autumn mornings

Darker mornings and colder weather can make you want to curl up in bed, but here’s why that’s not a good idea It’s no surprise to any of us that sleeping well is vital for your overall health and wellbeing. From your cognitive function to your appetite, sleep affects every aspect of our lives. So, […]

New research reveals the scary thing that happens to your brain when you’re sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience yielded some fascinating yet terrifying results By now it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that sleep deprivation is detrimental to your health. Barely a day goes by today when there isn’t an article in one publication or another outlining the effects of sleep loss in the […]

Magical. Incredible. Exhausting. How to avoid becoming a sleep deprived zombie with a newborn

sleeping like a baby

Dr Jonathan Bloomfield I recently became a father for the first time and have been experiencing first-hand the desperate struggles of sleep deprivation. From clumsiness to memory lapses, severe yawning to mood swings, insatiable appetite to that constant feeling of being dazed and confused, I’ve suffered it all. I’m writing this blog post to share […]

New research suggests interrupted sleep can lead to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's

Researchers at Wheaton College in Illinois have found that the effects of poor sleeping habits could be even more severe than previously thought At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London, researchers at Wheaton College presented three studies that showed significant correlation between interrupted sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the studies showed that breathing disorders […]

6 things you definitely shouldn’t do when you can’t sleep

When it comes to nodding off, there are things you should do and things you absolutely shouldn’t There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. But with around a third of people suffering some degree of insomnia, it’s important to know the things you shouldn’t be doing when you’re finding it hard to drift off. […]

Loneliness can cause sleep deprivation in young adults

Sleep deprivation

According to new research, loneliness can be just as bad for sleep as caffeine, money troubles and screen time Research by King’s College, London recently published in the Psychological Medicine journal suggests that loneliness could be the cause of a reduction in sleep quality among 18 to 34 year olds. According to the findings, young […]