Tag Archives: the science of comfort

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 sleep has never been more important in elite sport

Elite athlete performance and recovery

Mammoth’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Jonathan Bloomfield talks about the important role sleep plays in athletic performance. In recent posts, I’ve been writing about how much we need to take our sleep more seriously. As I have made clear, I’m a big advocate of optimising sleep to improve everyday health. In this article, I wanted to […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Hollie Webb, Olympic and European Champion GB Hockey Player

Hollie Webb and her GB Hockey teammates shot to fame in 2016 after taking gold at the Rio Olympics in one of the most tense climaxes to a tournament in living history. As part of a Women’s team that have also taken European gold and Commonwealth silver in recent years, Hollie has been involved in […]

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 […]

Better Sleep Case Study: England and Manchester City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley

“I hadn’t been sleeping well for a while and I realised that I was in need of a new mattress. I’d had my old one for far too long. I’d slept on the beds at Manchester City’s training centre, the City Football Academy, a couple of times and woken feeling refreshed and full of energy. […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Meghan Beesley, GB 400m Hurdler

meghan beesley

Meghan Beesley is a Great Britain 400-metre hurdler who competes at the highest level in the IAAF Diamond League. When she’s not travelling around the world to compete, Meghan is based in Loughborough in the UK and loves to catch up on her rest on her Mammoth Performance 220 Firm. We sat down with Meghan […]

Case Study: Darren Cave, Ireland and Ulster Rugby Union

Ireland and Ulster Centre Darren Cave has become one of the most consistent performers in the Pro 12 league over recent seasons, exciting fans with his running lines and hard hitting in defence. The physical challenges of a tough domestic and international fixture list can be significant, requiring a close attention to recovery and rest. […]

Sleep science: How much sleep do you really need?

how much sleep do I need

By now we all know that sleep is important. We spend a third of our lives asleep and we can go for longer without food than we can without sleep. Yet in the 21st century, our lifestyles are becoming less and less compatible with our natural sleep–wake cycle. As we work longer hours, indulge in […]