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Sleep & Learning: Why is Sleep Important for Children?

Most of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation after a night of poor sleep: slow reflexes, less patience, and a decreased ability to process information quickly. So, it’s no surprise that sleep deficits can impact children’s learning and school performance. During her recent Q&A with Mammoth Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep […]

Why you’re still tired after 8 hours of sleep

Sometimes, a full night’s sleep isn’t enough to stop you feeling fatigued It’s the most frustrating feeling in the world: making the effort to get a full night’s rest, only to wake up still feeling like you could hit the pillow and fall straight back to sleep. All of us would like to wake up […]

Does sharing a bed help you sleep better?

New reports suggest that sharing a bed with your partner could result in improved rest Everyone has their own opinion on the best way to fall and stay asleep. Some people find it hard to sleep without their partner with them, while others relish the chance to starfish and spread out in a bed all […]

“Sleep it off!” Why sleep is crucial for tackling obesity

Weight management is a constant struggle for many of us. And while many of us fixate on gruelling exercise regimes and meticulous calorie counting, it’s important not to underestimate the role sleep has to play. With the majority of 2020 having been spent in lockdown, it’s safe to say that this year has been tough […]

The relationship between your sleep habits and migraines

Can the quality of your sleep influence the severity and frequency of your migraines? With Migraine Awareness Week taking place this September, now is as good a time as any to highlight the prevalence and potential seriousness of this condition. Migraines are far more than just a bad headache. As well as causing intense pain, […]

Sleep deprivation can stop you feeling positive, according to research

A few restless nights can leave you feeling worse than tired We’re all familiar with a bad night’s sleep. When we struggle to drift off, or find ourselves waking frequently throughout the night, it can have a snowball effect on our ability to function the next day. From excessive tiredness to heightened irritability, the impact […]

How to Worry More Effectively

Want to decrease the amount of time you spend worrying? Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist, and John Tuton, Mammoth Founder, discuss how scheduling “worry time” can help you develop control over the frequency and timing of your worry. JT: If you have dedicated worry time, as you spoke about that, how does […]

5 sleep tips for new parents

Introducing a new member of the family is one of life’s greatest joys but it usually comes at the cost of a good night’s rest. Becoming a parent is an exciting and hugely nerve-wracking experience for anybody. It’s a time full of firsts: first smiles, first laughs, and the first time you lay them down […]

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 […]