Category Archives: Sleep Science

Sleep and your immune system

Here’s why a good night’s sleep is key to avoiding illness and staying healthy Updates about the coronavirus have been dominating headlines and conversations for the last few weeks. From regular handwashing to self-isolation, we’re all taking steps to reduce our risk of contracting the virus or passing it on to others. When it comes […]

Why better sleep is the best resolution for 2020

You might be cutting out the booze or hitting the gym this January, but you should also be assessing your sleep With the festive season officially over, many of us are hoping to make a few positive lifestyle changes to mark the start of a New Year. Unfortunately, research from business insider reveals that 80% […]

The impact of shift work on your sleep health

How do you maintain a healthy relationship with sleep when your career involves a hectic, ever-changing schedule? According to the National Sleep Foundation, we should all be aiming for between seven and eight hours of sleep per night. However, for a lot of us, our careers make this impossible. This is particularly true for shift […]

The relationship between a good night’s sleep and a good day’s work

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You can’t have one without the other… It’s not uncommon for the working day to drag from time to time, but feeling tired at work is a sure fire way to make your day feel endless. A lot of us go through a morning lull or an afternoon slump when at the office, but if […]

Why does lack of sleep make you angry?

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Chronic tiredness can leave you feeling stressed, irritable and prone to snapping at those around you Sleep deprivation is a chronic issue in the UK. In fact, recent research reveals that the United Kingdom is the most sleep deprived country in the world. One survey found that, on average, UK adults get just six hours […]

The relationship between sleep and willpower

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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?

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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?

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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

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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 […]