Tag Archives: sleep health

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 […]

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 […]

Sleep quantity or sleep quality: what matters most?

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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 a better sleep routine should be top of your New Year’s Resolution list

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With the dawning of a new year comes the chance to refresh your sleep habits Whether you want to get fitter, healthier, more productive or achieve that next promotion in 2019, January is the time to put the plans in place that will help you achieve those goals. But don’t overlook how important a good […]

Does chocolate really stop you sleeping?

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World Chocolate Day falls on 7th July, but what impact does the nation’s favourite sweet treat have on your sleep health? Despite an ongoing national trend for healthier eating, chocolate continues to hold a special place in the hearts of adults and children alike. In fact, the UK has the seventh highest consumption of chocolate […]

Can power napping make you more productive?

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Research has shown that a short nap could be the key to more productive waking hours, so what’s the best way to implement this into your daily routine? Unlike 85 per cent of mammalian species, humans only sleep once per day. Whether this is the way nature intended us to work, or if it’s simply […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Schalk Brits

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One of the Aviva Premiership’s most popular characters, Schalk Brits left South Africa in 2009 to ply his trade at double European champions, Saracens. Over a decade later Schalk is still regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic hookers in the Premiership. A longstanding Mammoth customer, we caught up with Schalk to find […]

March is National Bed Month 2018

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It’s time for a refresher course in good sleep health National Bed Month is an annual event organised by the Sleep Council, informing and reminding us all of the importance of a good night’s sleep. If you’ve been feeling tired, achy or run down recently, March is the perfect time to reflect on the quality […]

The pros and cons of your favourite sleep positions

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Are you sleeping in the most effective way? Generally speaking, we spend about a third of our lives asleep — that works out at around 25 years, 9,125 days, or 229,961 hours. That’s a sizeable chunk of time! Put into this context and we can better understand why sleep plays such a crucial role in […]

Sleep, productivity & the future of the economy – Dr Jonathan Bloomfield

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Over the last few months my articles have focused on encouraging readers to review their current sleep habits and ensure that the fundamental biological requirements of daily recovery are taken seriously. I am passionate about sleep’s role as one of the key pillars of health and wellbeing – and I hope you now are, too. […]