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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 […]

The rise and rise of bedtime stories for grown-ups

Does the secret to a good night’s sleep lie in the telling of a good yarn? Many of us find it difficult to switch off at the end of the day, even when we’re feeling tired. Racing thoughts can be difficult to silence, especially in times of nationwide unrest and uncertainty. According to a survey […]

Fact vs. Fiction: Do women really need more sleep than men?

It’s time to separate the myth from the truth Despite the fact we all have sleep in common, there are still many curiosities and misconceptions surrounding it. From dreams and sleepwalking to sleep cycles and sleep hormones, sleep can be a lot more complicated than simply putting your head on the pillow and closing your […]

Does living in the city lead to sleep loss?

From noise pollution to environmental concerns, is city living stopping you from resting easy? We all know good sleep is important. After all, sleep is one of the cornerstones of good health, alongside nutrition and exercise. Without sleep, we can quickly find ourselves feeling worse both physically and mentally, with lower energy levels, worse concentration […]

Sleep Like a Baby: why is sleep so important for children?

We all want to give our children the best start in life. But few things are as crucial as simply protecting their rest and recovery time.   We all know that sleep is important. Even for adults, getting enough sleep is key to both our physical energy levels and our mental capacity, as well as […]

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 […]