Breathing Techniques to Reduce Stress

Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist, and John Tuton, Mammoth Founder, discuss how different breathing techniques can help reduce worry and improve your sleep. JT: I’d like to contribute to that bit actually, and it’s this idea of breathing and meditation. I don’t know what it is when you’re post-40, but these things […]

Depression levels have doubled in lockdown, making self care more important than ever

According to new reports, mental health concerns in the UK are at an all-time high   According to fresh figures from the Office for National Statistics, twice as many adults in the UK are reporting symptoms of depression now compared to this time last year. Previously, one in ten people were living with depressive symptoms. […]

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 […]

What are the worst sleep habits?

There are certain things we do that can sabotage our sleep quality. How many are you guilty of? We’ve all experienced that frustrating feeling of not being able to get to sleep. Sometimes it feels like we spend all day looking forward to turning in for the night, only to spend hours staring at the […]

Why is a bed-time routine so important?

Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist, and John Tuton, Mammoth Founder, discuss the importance of having a bedtime routine to help with sleep quality. NB: “Have a really strict bedtime routine, do something that you enjoy, get ready for bed a couple of hours earlier so that then when it comes to bedtime […]

How Light Affects Your Sleep

Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist, and John Tuton, Mammoth Founder, discuss the importance of your sleep environment monitoring your exposure to blue light.  JT: When we redecorated, we put in a couple of dedicated spotlights, but they’ve only got an orange orangey red bulb in rather than blue. Now, am I correct […]

How has COVID-19 impacted children’s sleep health?

Studies show that the sleep habits of our little ones have changed dramatically The first seven months of 2020 have been dominated by news of the coronavirus as it continues its spread around the world. This has had an unprecedented impact on almost every aspect of our lives, from health and wellbeing to work and […]

How Caffeine Affects Your Sleep

Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist, and John Tuton, Mammoth Founder, discuss the importance of maintaining a good relationship with caffeine and how it affects your body and sleep. Watch the full interview here. NB: We all have a very individual sensitivity to caffeine. Some people are very sensitive to its effects and it […]