Tag Archives: sleep research

Can power napping make you more productive?

power nap

Research has shown that a short nap could be the key to more productive waking hours, so what’s the best way to implement this into your daily routine? Unlike 85 per cent of mammalian species, humans only sleep once per day. Whether this is the way nature intended us to work, or if it’s simply […]

Why sleep gives your health the most bang for its buck – Dr Jonathan Bloomfield

Dr Johnathan Bloomfield

As the saying goes, “Money makes the world go round”. But when it comes down to looking after our health and wellbeing is there anything that comes close to sleep? In my last blog post, I talked a little bit about how the national sleep crisis has deepened as a result of the commercial pressures […]

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 […]

Why you should keep your electronic devices at bay in the bedroom

Electronic devices

The dangers of overstimulating the brain before bed are becoming ever-more apparent. Research into sleep science has shown that the proliferation of TVs and mobile devices in particular is causing us to become more restless at night and suffer from interrupted sleep patterns. Dr Glen Kemp of Newcastle’s Science City gives us his view on […]

The Weight Lifter’s Secret Guide to Avoiding Neck and Back Pain

Carly Luke

Exercise is good for us. It makes us feel great, helps us stay healthy, combats any number of problems such as cardiovascular diseases and even prolongs our lives. But working hard in the gym isn’t all fun and games. Thousands of people suffer injuries every year through poor form, over-exercising, failing to meet their bodies’ […]

Get into bed with sleep science

Sleep science

We spend around a third of our lives asleep and it plays a critical role in our physical and mental health, yet it is very often the most neglected part of our well-being. Professor Jason Ellis, leading sleep expert at Northumbria University’s Centre for Sleep Research and Director of Sleep Science at Mammoth Technologies, answers our […]