Tag Archives: sleep problems

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 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 […]

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 […]

Michelle Brannan Guest Post: The success or failure of a gym regime could rely on the quality of your sleep

better sleep

The clocks going forward can often energise people to start their summer fitness plan. With the beach beckoning and the weather starting to improve, you’ll see the gyms start to fill up again and the pavements being pounded by runners taking advantage of the lighter nights. I see this happen every year, both at elite […]

Case Study: Olly Foster, Fitness Model and Personal Trainer

Olly Foster

Fitness model and personal trainer Olly Foster has made a living from the pursuit of better health and wellbeing. As a high performance athlete and popular cover model for the likes of Men’s Health and Muscle &Fitness magazines, Olly’s success is built on dedication and attention to detail. With a degree in Nutrition, Health and […]

Case Study: Gemma Atkinson, Actress and Model

Gemma Atkinson

Actress, model and fitness fanatic, Gemma Atkinson is a household name thanks to her roles in Hollyoaks and Casualty. A sufferer of frequent backache, Gemma first heard about Mammoth’s mattresses through her boyfriend, Fitness Professional Olly Foster. And after test-driving the mattress at Cousins furniture store in Manchester, they both knew they’d found the solution […]

Top Five Sleep Problems

Problems with sleep

Problems with sleep are the most common compliant of patients visiting their GP. It can have a devastating impact of people’s physical and mental health. Professor Jason Ellis, Head of Northumbria University’s Centre for Sleep Research and Director of Sleep Science at Mammoth describes the top five sleep problems:   Insomnia – the NHS reports […]

The role of sleep in athletic performance

sleep and athletic performance

While much focus has been placed on attaining optimum levels of performance through better exercise routines, nutrition and recovery techniques, it is only recently that attention has turned to the role sleep has to play. Research at Stanford University found that achieving nine hours of effective sleep improved basketball players’ performance by as much as […]

Uncovering the science behind sleep

sleep science

We do it every single day of our lives, almost without exception. Yet we are still only just beginning to scratch the surface of exactly why we need sleep and how it benefits us. Recent studies have shown that sleep affects every part of our lives: from concentration to weight control, memory to physical recovery. […]