Case Study: Phillip Dollman, Professional Rugby Player

Phillip Dollman

Exeter Chiefs star Phillip Dollman has made a career out of putting his body on the line out on the rugby field. The Welsh professional – who can play pretty much anywhere along the back line – loves his sleep as much as anyone, which is why he recently upgraded to a Mammoth. We caught […]

Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe Guest Blog: The massive benefits of sleep

benefits of sleep

Elite Body and Fitness coaches Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe understand what it takes to get in shape. We asked them to share their advice on getting shredded this summer and their answer was: Start with sleep. Carly It’s a busy time for personal trainers in April. Everyone is looking to make those gains in […]

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 […]

Daylight Saving Time: What happens when the clocks finally “spring” forward?

Daylight-saving and sleep

What is Daylight Saving Time? DST became wide spread during the onset of WWI as a conservation effort (not for farmers as the common myth suggests). Moving the clocks in order to gain extra daylight at night would mean a reduction in lighting demand and allow for the saving of coal for the war effort. […]

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 Fitness Professional Olly Foster. And after test-driving the mattress at Cousins furniture store in Manchester, Gemma knew she’d found the solution to broken sleep. […]

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 […]

Start going longer in the bedroom during National Bed Month

National Bed Month

If your night-time experience is often an anti-climax, perhaps it’s time you started packing a Mammoth in the bedroom.  Now let us qualify this innuendo with a bit of basic information. If you’ve got a bog-standard mattress in your home, chances are it’s going to give you a reasonable amount of support and comfort for […]

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. […]