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Better sleep case study: Squadron Leader Penny Butterfield

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Squadron Leader Penny Butterfield is Officer Commanding the Oxford University Air Squadron and a long-time advocate of Mammoth mattresses. We caught up with Penny to talk about the challenges facing a helicopter pilot in the Forces – and why quality sleep is critical to performance in the air. Penny Butterfield has been on Mammoth’s radar […]

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

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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 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 […]

Can sleep improve your memory?

sleep and memory

If you are struggling to remember things throughout the day, your sleep quality could be to blame. We all struggle to remember things from time to time, and there are many factors which may contribute to this. However, if you’ve found that you’re feeling foggier and more forgetful than usual, it could be due to […]

Is beauty sleep a real thing?

beauty sleep

It’s a notion we’re all familiar with, but can getting a good night’s sleep really make you feel happier about the way you look? ‘Getting your beauty sleep’ is a phrase you’ve probably heard many many times before, but chances are you’ve never given it much credence. However, recent research suggests that there may be […]

Ditch the screen and pick up the paperback: here’s the science behind reading before bed

Reading before bed is a tradition that goes back centuries. However, in recent years, the typical routine of turning pages by lamplight has more or less been swapped with lying in the dark scrolling through our smartphones. But trading the written word for the world wide web could be having a negative impact on your […]