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Has social media made it harder to sleep?

We’re living in a digital age when everything is shared, but should we be doing less scrolling and more sleeping?   Social media has changed the world in a thousand different ways. From communication to recommendations to sharing big news and getting global updates, the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more recently TikTok have […]

How to get to sleep when your brain won’t switch off

In these strange times, it’s all too easy to let overthinking keep you up at night Stress and anxiety are common mental health concerns in the UK, but with the coronavirus pandemic still dominating the news and disrupting our daily lives, it feels like nationwide stress levels have never been higher. And this can have […]

Is blue light really stopping you from sleeping?

Recent research suggests that blue light may not be the primary source of your tiredness and sleep deprivation   In the modern world, digital dominates. One study published in The Independent in 2018 found that UK office workers spend an average of 1,700 hours a year looking at a computer screen. And because of this, […]

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 […]

Designing your bedroom for the ultimate night’s sleep

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Achieving a restful, restorative night’s sleep should never be left to luck. With the importance of sleep and recovery very much in the spotlight in these modern times, Dr Jonathan Bloomfield, chief scientific officer at Mammoth and expert in fatigue, examines the best ways to design your bedroom to ensure a restful night’s sleep, night […]

New research reveals the scary thing that happens to your brain when you’re sleep deprived

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A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience yielded some fascinating yet terrifying results By now it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that sleep deprivation is detrimental to your health. Barely a day goes by today when there isn’t an article in one publication or another outlining the effects of sleep loss in the […]

6 things you definitely shouldn’t do when you can’t sleep

When it comes to nodding off, there are things you should do and things you absolutely shouldn’t There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. But with around a third of people suffering some degree of insomnia, it’s important to know the things you shouldn’t be doing when you’re finding it hard to drift off. […]

Is hitting snooze in the morning good or bad for your sleep health?

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What are the implications of having “just five more minutes”? The task of dragging ourselves out of bed in the morning is something many of us struggle with every single day. The temptation to spend as long as possible tucked up in bed is all too great, and a large number of us rely on […]

Which weeknight is worst for insomnia?

Sunday Insomnia

We all want to wake up feeling refreshed, but research shows we find it hardest on one night of the week in particular. When it comes to maintaining our overall health, there aren’t many things more important than sleep. Sleep not only helps repair and rest our bodies, but also improves our memory and even […]

Sleep Tips to Help You Drift Off

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According to research conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of The Sleep Council, 70% of Brits sleep for seven hours or less each night. The study, which canvassed some 5,007 UK adults to find out more about their sleeping habits, also showed that 27% of people admitted to experiencing poor quality or quantity of sleep […]