Tag Archives: sleep science

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

hug a bear day

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? […]

Can a new sleeping pattern reduce your migraines?

migraine awareness week

September 2nd marks the start of Migraine Awareness Week 2018, so we’re going to explore whether sleep can help reduce your symptoms Migraines aren’t just bad headaches. They occur when blood vessels constrict and expand, due to impulses sent out by hyperactive nerve cells. This is accompanied by the release of chemicals and inflammatory substances […]

Mammoth to give Atlantic rowers edge during 3,000 mile challenge

talisker atlantic rowing challenge

Mammoth is delighted to announce a partnership with Team Tyne Innovation. At a launch event on Friday 29th June at Gateshead’s Quayside, we unveiled the custom-made mattresses that the rowing quartet will be resting on during the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge later this year. An epic 3,000 mile rowing marathon from the Canary Islands to […]

Catch up sleep may be more beneficial than previously thought, but a solid sleep pattern still prevails

catch up sleep

Is it possible to make up for lost sleep? If you love a lie in, you’re going to love the results of a recent study into sleep health. It turns out that lounging around in bed at the weekend may actually be good for you. Of course, this doesn’t mean that a sedentary lifestyle is […]

Ditch the screen and pick up the paperback: here’s the science behind reading before bed

Reading before bed is a tradition that goes back centuries. However, in recent years, the typical routine of turning pages by lamplight has more or less been swapped with lying in the dark scrolling through our smartphones. But trading the written word for the world wide web could be having a negative impact on your […]

What is ASMR and can it help you sleep better?

ASMR

ASMR is still relatively new, but many people credit it with improving their sleep quality Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has been making waves among sleep experts and sleep deprived individuals alike, despite being a fairly new concept. Search YouTube or Instagram for videos labelled ASMR and you’ll find thousands of results, some with thousands […]

Research explains why men snore more than women

why men snore

Science tells us that there are several reasons why men are more likely to be banished to the sofa Studies have shown time and time again that men snore more than women. In fact, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, around 40 per cent of adult men are habitual snorers compared to less […]

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 […]

March is National Bed Month 2018

national bed month

It’s time for a refresher course in good sleep health National Bed Month is an annual event organised by the Sleep Council, informing and reminding us all of the importance of a good night’s sleep. If you’ve been feeling tired, achy or run down recently, March is the perfect time to reflect on the quality […]

The pros and cons of your favourite sleep positions

position

Are you sleeping in the most effective way? Generally speaking, we spend about a third of our lives asleep — that works out at around 25 years, 9,125 days, or 229,961 hours. That’s a sizeable chunk of time! Put into this context and we can better understand why sleep plays such a crucial role in […]