Category Archives: Expert Advice

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 […]

Why is sleep so important for children?

There’s a lot more to sleep than avoiding tiredness, especially when it comes to our kids It’s no secret that sleep is important. We’re all familiar with the exhaustion that hits when we don’t get enough sleep the night before. But while getting ample sleep is important for absolutely everybody, it’s particularly vital when it […]

Everything you need to know about British Summer Time

british summer time

How can you prepare for the clocks going forward this spring? As we finally move from winter to spring, the inevitable changing of the clocks appears on the horizon. On the 31st March 2019, the clocks will “spring forward” by one hour. This can be a good thing for those of us who enjoy long, […]

How long should it take you to fall asleep?

New research shines a light on the ideal time lapse between going to bed and falling asleep We all experience sleep a little differently. For some of us, sleep comes easily and we quickly fall into a deep slumber. For others, things are a little trickier, and it can take a long time to fall […]