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Why do you want to sleep more in winter?

winter

At this time of year, getting out of bed in the morning can feel like a real chore While most of us are impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring, we’re still finding ourselves dealing with some very wintry weather. Cold winds, long nights and grey days are all commonplace at this time of year, and […]

World record breaking Atlantic Challenge rowers reach dream finish

It has been a dream ending to one of the world’s toughest challenges for Team Tyne Innovation as they enter the record books to become the fastest mixed four to cross the Atlantic. The team, who reached the end point of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in Antigua this week after 42 days and 10 […]

The science behind sleepwalking

What is sleepwalking, why do we do it and how can it be prevented? Sleepwalking is without a doubt one of the most unusual and intriguing phenomena surrounding sleep. Known officially as somnambulism, sleepwalking is actually a behavioural disorder which manifests itself during deep sleep. It can result in a variety of unconscious behaviours from […]

Team Tyne Innovation prepare to launch their bid at the World’s toughest row

talisker atlantic rowing challenge

Two custom-built Mammoth mattresses will accompany Team Tyne Innovation as they set out to complete the Talisker Atlantic Challenge As they prepare to set sail on one of the world’s toughest challenges this week, a group of North East rowers have revealed how they will rest and recover during their 3,000 mile row across the […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Jonny May, England and Leicester Tigers Rugby Player

jonny may rugby

England and Leicester winger, Jonny May, is renowned as one of the world’s fastest international rugby players and among the deadliest finishers that England has to offer. We caught up with him to talk recovery, knee reconstruction and chatting with Barack Obama. As one of England’s most prolific try scorers of recent times, Jonny May […]

Understanding nightmares: the science behind bad dreams

understanding nightmares

We are all familiar with bad dreams, so why are so many people still in the dark about why they occur and how to prevent them? Sinking into bed at the end of the day is one of life’s simple pleasures, but not if you suffer from chronic bad dreams. Nightmares are elaborate dreams that […]

Bring a bear to bed? The importance of emotional comfort for a great night’s sleep

hug a bear day

This Hug a Bear Day, we’re exploring the potential benefits of cuddly toys and other bedtime comforts Every child has a favourite cuddly toy, and choosing a furry friend to snuggle up next to is a natural part of many children’s night-time routine. But is there something more to this long-standing tradition than childish whimsy? […]

Sleep matters: how a good night’s sleep affects your wellbeing

sleep and mental health

We’re exploring the role sleep has to play in benefitting our mental health Mental health and wellbeing has become a growing topic of discussion over the last few years, across all walks of life. There are many different factors that can affect our mental health – from our diet and exercise routine to our social […]

Can sleep help you stop smoking?

stoptober

For many people, October is now synonymous with the Stoptober challenge, when millions across the UK attempt to kick the habit for good. We’re asking: can sleep make quitting easier? Around 9 million adults in the UK smoke. This equates to 19% of men and 15% of women. Stoptober attempts to change that. Since it’s […]

Can a new sleeping pattern reduce your migraines?

migraine awareness week

September 2nd marks the start of Migraine Awareness Week 2018, so we’re going to explore whether sleep can help reduce your symptoms Migraines aren’t just bad headaches. They occur when blood vessels constrict and expand, due to impulses sent out by hyperactive nerve cells. This is accompanied by the release of chemicals and inflammatory substances […]