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A Good Night’s Sleep: According to Science

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A good night’s sleep might seem like the most subjective thing in the world, but there is actually a science behind determining how well rested you are. If you wake up feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, chances are you’ll assume you slept well. You may well have done, but actually there are several tell-tale signs which indicate […]

Sleep has a place in every health professional’s toolkit

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Sports scientist Dr Jonathan Bloomfield will attend his first ER-WCPT show in Liverpool this month as part his role as Human Performance Specialist for Mammoth, the experts in comfort technologies. He explains why he believes that our understanding of sleep is still in its infancy, and that the potential for improvements across the health sector […]

Case Study: Rob Hawkins, Professional Rugby Player

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“My wife and I had been struggling with a soft, saggy mattress, and everyone we spoke to raved about Mammoth as a brand. It was not just rugby players who spoke highly of Mammoth, two separate physio’ and chiropractors recommended that we consider a Mammoth mattress”   Former Bath, Leicester and Newcastle hooker Rob Hawkins […]

Case Study: Tom Youngs, professional rugby player for England and Leicester

Tom Youngs

Professional rugby player, Tom Youngs puts his body through more than most on a daily basis. Having represented Leicester, England and the British Lions in a professional career that has spanned 12 years, the 29 year-old faces a constant battle to recover and refuel during a season in which he trains and plays 6 days […]

The Row to Rio: Alan Sinclair Case Study

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We talk to GB Rowner and Mammoth sleeper Alan Sinclair about winning his first International gold medal, preparing for Rio and, of course, getting a good night’s sleep.   Hi Alan, can we start by asking you what made you decide to become a rower? My dad co-founded Inverness Rowing Club and he took me […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]