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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 […]

Designing your bedroom for the ultimate night’s sleep

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Sleep Tips to Help You Drift Off

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According to research conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of The Sleep Council, 70% of Brits sleep for seven hours or less each night. The study, which canvassed some 5,007 UK adults to find out more about their sleeping habits, also showed that 27% of people admitted to experiencing poor quality or quantity of sleep […]

Sleep has a place in every health professional’s toolkit

quality sleep

Sports scientist Dr Jonathan Bloomfield will attend his first ER-WCPT show in Liverpool this month as part his role as Human Performance Specialist for Mammoth, the experts in comfort technologies. He explains why he believes that our understanding of sleep is still in its infancy, and that the potential for improvements across the health sector […]

Uncovering the science behind sleep

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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. […]

Professor Jason Ellis’s Top Tips for Great Sleep

Top tips for great sleep

There are a wide a range of factors that influence the quality of our sleep. Professor Jason Ellis, the world’s first and only Professor of Sleep Science,  gives us his top tips for achieving a great night’s sleep.   The bedroom is for sleeping – your bedroom should be primarily associated with sleep. Don’t clutter […]