Category Archives: Sleep Science

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 […]

Are sleep apps a blessing or a curse?

sleep apps

Monitoring your sleep patterns with technology is a popular option, but for some people it only heightens the anxiety of getting to sleep Getting enough sleep is a global issue. Research shows that as many as a quarter (25%) of the population experience acute insomnia every year. For 6% of people, this develops into chronic […]

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 […]

Why do you feel groggy in the morning?

why do you feel groggy

Even if you get eight hours of sleep, you still might not wake up feeling refreshed There is nothing worse than waking up feeling like all you want to do is put your head back on the pillow and fall asleep. But for many of us, feeling groggy in the morning is a daily struggle. […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 sleep myths that could be damaging your health

Common misconceptions about sleep could be having a negative impact on our health and mood, according to experts For many people, the science of sleep is a bit of a mystery. Some of us seem to able to manage on very little sleep, while others have to strive for at least 8 hours if they […]

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 […]