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“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 […]

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 […]