Tag Archives: sleep

Adolescent sleep: Why your teen’s love of sleep might be due to more than just laziness

Teenagers and sleep

  We’re over half-way through the summer holidays and if you have an adolescent in your midst at home you may well have noticed that their ability to sleep has reached epic proportions. But recent research has shown that there may be more to this partial hibernation than first meets the eye. In fact, it’s been […]

Case Study: Simon Danielli, Retired Scottish and Ulster Rugby Player

Simon Daniellie

With 32 caps and 8 tries for Scotland, retired international rugby player, Simon Danielli, has had a career that most budding rugby players would dream of. The former Bath, Borders and Ulster wing was forced to retire in 2012, however after a catalogue of injuries, and the 35-year-old knows only too well how a demanding […]

Hitting the Hay on your Summer Getaway

Sleeping away

Finally the time of year has arrived when many of us pack our bags and jet off on summer holidays and exotic travels. It’s the perfect time for unwinding and relieving the stress of day-to-day life. Yet with a recent study showing that travellers often lose over eight hours of sleep by the time they […]

Why you should keep your electronic devices at bay in the bedroom

Electronic devices

The dangers of overstimulating the brain before bed are becoming ever-more apparent. Research into sleep science has shown that the proliferation of TVs and mobile devices in particular is causing us to become more restless at night and suffer from interrupted sleep patterns. Dr Glen Kemp of Newcastle’s Science City gives us his view on […]

Why Quality Sleep Does More Than Just Make You Feel Amazing

Quality sleep makes you feel amazing

We all know how important a good sleep pattern is. We’ve read numerous articles, heard endless radio features or watched videos on the subject of sleep and its restorative powers. It’s all true, of course – sleep is great. It helps energise us through the day, it has mood-boosting qualities, and aids concentration. Modern athletes […]

Case Study: Tom Court

Tom Court

Rugby union player, Tom Court, who plays prop for London Irish and Ireland, recognises the impact sleep can have on mood, concentration, energy, training ability and recovery. I first started playing rugby while studying at university, almost ten years ago. Leading up to that, I’d been a fairly successful shot-putter but had found myself increasingly […]

The Weight Lifter’s Secret Guide to Avoiding Neck and Back Pain

Carly Luke

Exercise is good for us. It makes us feel great, helps us stay healthy, combats any number of problems such as cardiovascular diseases and even prolongs our lives. But working hard in the gym isn’t all fun and games. Thousands of people suffer injuries every year through poor form, over-exercising, failing to meet their bodies’ […]

Expert Insight: Carly Thornton’s Guide to Rest and Recovery in a successful training programme

Carly Thornton

UKBFF Bodybuilder and Personal Trainer, Carly Thornton, knows more than most about training hard. Placing 3rd in this year’s British Bodybuilding championship and with her own successful training business – which she runs with her partner Luke Sandoe – Carly is perfectly placed to offer advice on when to push hard in the gym and […]

Case Study: Luke Sandoe

Luke Sandoe

Super-heavyweight bodybuilder Luke Sandoe competes at the highest amateur level of the sport. Currently in training to become an IFBB Pro his gruelling gym regimes demand that he makes the most of his rest and recovery time. We caught up with Luke to talk training, sleep and Morgan Freeman.   Career Hi Luke, can you […]