Better Sleep Case Study: Schalk Brits

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One of the Aviva Premiership’s most popular characters, Schalk Brits left South Africa in 2009 to ply his trade at double European champions, Saracens. Over a decade later Schalk is still regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic hookers in the Premiership. A longstanding Mammoth customer, we caught up with Schalk to find […]

March is National Bed Month 2018

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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

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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 […]

How often should you replace your bedroom items?

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There are a number of items from around the home that we use every day. From the towels that we use to dry ourselves after a shower to the dishcloths we use in the kitchen sink and the toothbrush we rely on to keep our oral hygiene up to standard. One of the key items […]

Sleep, productivity & the future of the economy – Dr Jonathan Bloomfield

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Over the last few months my articles have focused on encouraging readers to review their current sleep habits and ensure that the fundamental biological requirements of daily recovery are taken seriously. I am passionate about sleep’s role as one of the key pillars of health and wellbeing – and I hope you now are, too. […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Marc Finney, Head of Strength and Conditioning, Northampton Saints RFC

Talking performance, recovery and investing in sleep with Marc Finney of Northampton Saints. Marc Finney began his career as a lecturer. He spent 6 years lecturing in Sport and Exercise Science with a keen interest in fitness training. His first foray into professional sport was with Lincoln City FC where he worked part time as […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Paul Shields, Northampton Saints Team Manager

After a 10 year playing career for Ulster and Northampton was cut short due to a serious neck injury, Paul Shields decided to stay in the game. He moved into the team manager role at Northampton Saints, where he has been ever since. Having had success both as a player and part of a coaching […]

Ignore your body clock at your peril: the pitfalls of circadian misalignment

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When we think about getting a good night’s sleep, we often think about how much, and maybe a second consideration about quality. However, there is also a third very important component that is often neglected or forgotten – when to sleep. The timing of the sleep/wake phase in every 24hour period and our understanding of […]

Research suggests that simply thinking you have a sleep disorder could cause health concerns

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Worrying about not sleeping could be just as bad for your sleep health as an established sleep disorder, creating a vicious cycle A review published in Behaviour Research and Therapy suggests that thinking you have a sleep problem, even if you don’t, can be just as detrimental to your wellbeing as actually suffering from a […]

January 3rd is Festival of Sleep Day!

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Here’s why you should celebrate sleep this January We all know that Christmas is far from the most relaxing holiday. With the combination of excess food and drink, regular celebrating, Christmas shopping and late nights, your overall health and sleep cycle can both suffer as a result of the festive season. Which is why Festival […]