Category Archives: Expert Advice

The relationship between sleep and willpower

willpower

From diet and exercise to smoking and drinking, sleep has an important part to play in strengthening our resolve to be healthier, as Dr Jonathan Bloomfield, human performance expert and Mammoth sleep ambassador, explains. In an age of self-care and self-improvement, many of us are making the effort to be healthier. Whether it’s improving your […]

Puppy Love: should you let your dog sleep on your bed?

should you let your dog sleep on your bed

Can letting your furry friend share your bed leave you feeling dog-tired? They’re a loyal and lovable addition to any home, so it’s no surprise that more than a quarter (26%) of UK adults have a dog. This equates to around 9.9 million pet dogs up and down the country. And it isn’t just the […]

Can’t Sleep? Here’s why counting sheep may not be the answer

counting sheep

It’s often hailed as the classic way to hit the hay, but research suggests counting sheep has little impact on our ability to nod off Many of us struggle when it comes to falling asleep. In fact, figures show that as many as 16 million UK adults suffer from regular sleepless nights. We all have […]

6 ways to maintain a sleep routine in your house during the summer holidays

Here’s how to stop your little ones wearing themselves out this summer Every child looks forward to the school holidays. It’s a chance for them to relax after a long year at school, seeing their friends and enjoying a seemingly endless stretch of free time. But while the summer holidays can be great for kids […]

Why are some of us light sleepers and some of us heavy sleepers?

light sleepers

What are the reasons behind the way you sleep, and is it possible to change your habits? Some of us find ourselves waking constantly throughout the night at the slightest disturbance, while others seem to be able to sleep through anything. Many people are self-declared light sleepers or heavy sleepers, yet there’s still no definitive […]

Sleep and the menopause

Doctor Nicola Barclay, departmental lecturer in sleep medicine at the University of Oxford and Mammoth sleep ambassador. The menopause is a significant hormonal, psychological and physical change that typically affects women around the age of 50. During the transition phase known as the perimenopause, a woman’s ovaries gradually produce less oestrogen and progesterone. This shift […]

Is sleep medication making your insomnia worse?

Many insomniacs depend on sleep medication to help them nod off, but this could be worsening your symptoms in the long term There are as many as 16 million adults in the UK living with insomnia, and for many of them sleeping pills provide a fast and effective solution to yet another sleepless night. In […]

The role of sleep in your mental health

Improving your sleep quality goes hand-in-hand with improving your wellbeing It’s no secret that sleep is an important part of staying healthy. It gives your body the rest it needs, but it’s also vital for your mental wellbeing too. Around one in four people experience a mental health problem every year, and as many as […]

How does poor sleep impact your gut health?

gut health

A bad night’s sleep can do a lot more than simply make you feel tired… If you’ve ever had a bad night’s sleep, you’re probably familiar with the stomach grumbles and rumbles which can accompany your exhaustion the next day. Your gut has a huge role to play in your overall health, and a poor […]

Sleep quantity or sleep quality: what matters most?

sleep quality

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, but how much and what kind of sleep should you be aiming for sleep quality or quantity? It should come as no surprise to hear that, in order to optimise your sleep health in the most effective way, you need to strike the right balance […]