Category Archives: Expert Advice

The bedtime routine of a sleep expert

In the final instalment of their podcast series, Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist, and John Tuton, Mammoth Founder, discuss the bed-time routine of a sleep expert. JT: Another question we’ve got here where there’s somebody acknowledging, yeah, look, I know the advice is to put the phone and technology away and I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Creating a home working environment that doesn’t negatively impact on sleep

Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist, and John Tuton, Mammoth Founder, discuss the importance of maintaining that divide between sleep space and workspace. This is a particularly important theme for those discovering remote working for the first time as a result of COVID-19. JT: So, I’m working from home now and finding that […]