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 […]

How do your sleeping habits change over time?

sleeping habits

Our bodies, minds and overall health and wellbeing change significantly as we age, and this has a direct effect on our sleep habits. Let’s take a closer look at how our sleep pattern changes over the course of our life. How does your sleep pattern change? How much sleep we need on average changes dramatically as […]

Magical. Incredible. Exhausting. How to avoid becoming a sleep deprived zombie with a newborn

sleeping like a baby

Dr Jonathan Bloomfield I recently became a father for the first time and have been experiencing first-hand the desperate struggles of sleep deprivation. From clumsiness to memory lapses, severe yawning to mood swings, insatiable appetite to that constant feeling of being dazed and confused, I’ve suffered it all. I’m writing this blog post to share […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Pete Reed, Olympic and World Champion Rower

Pete Reed

Pete Reed is one of Great Britain’s true sporting greats and a Mammoth Ambassador to boot. With 3 Olympic and 5 World Championship gold medals to his name, he is among the most decorated individuals in rowing history. Having recently come back from career-threatening hip surgery, Pete turned to Mammoth for help with his rehabilitation […]

New research suggests interrupted sleep can lead to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's

Researchers at Wheaton College in Illinois have found that the effects of poor sleeping habits could be even more severe than previously thought At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London, researchers at Wheaton College presented three studies that showed significant correlation between interrupted sleep and Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the studies showed that breathing disorders […]

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. […]

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 importance of sleep and the role it 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 […]

Loneliness can cause sleep deprivation in young adults

Sleep deprivation

According to new research, loneliness can be just as bad for sleep as caffeine, money troubles and screen time Research by King’s College, London recently published in the Psychological Medicine journal suggests that loneliness could be the cause of a reduction in sleep quality among 18 to 34 year olds. According to the findings, young […]

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 […]

Why having a TV in your child’s bedroom increases their risk of weight problems

Children's health

New research claims that a TV in the bedroom can be detrimental to children’s health, thanks largely to the effect of TV on sleep length and quality. A study by University College London has produced findings which suggest that children with TVs in their bedrooms are at increased risk of becoming overweight. The study looked […]