Category Archives: Expert Advice

Advice to up and coming Rugby players from Ollie Devoto

In our latest podcast, Mammoth Founder John Tuton chats to England & Exeter Chiefs centre Ollie Devoto about what advice he would give up and coming rugby players. JP: “Ollie, have you got any insight, certainly for the young rugby players out there, where sleep is often downgraded on the list and they’re getting pulled […]

Ollie Devoto explains the Importance of Sleep As An Athlete

In our latest podcast, Mammoth Founder John Tuton chats to England & Exeter Chiefs centre Ollie Devoto about the realities of managing sleep and recovery time as a professional rugby player. JP: Just how important is good sleep for a rugby player? OD: It is absolutely vital. I think the way I look at it, […]

How sleep helps children stay fit and active

During her recent Q&A with Mammoth Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist discusses how important sleep is in helping children stay fit and active. “So, let’s now think about the importance of sleep in helping children stay fit and active and growing and developing naturally. Now certain sleep stages such as slow wave […]

Getting our routine back after lockdown

During her recent Q&A with Mammoth Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist discusses how important it is to get our sleep back on track after lockdown where most of our routines were distrupted.  “So with children returning to school since the COVID-19 pandemic, we may see that many families struggle to find that […]

Sleep your way to a happier, more productive you.

We always hear that we need to get enough sleep, but many of us take that fact for granted. During her recent Q&A with Mammoth Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist discusses why sleep is crucial to self-improvement.  “So, why is sleep crucial to a happier and more productive person? Well sleep is important, […]

Sleep & Learning: Why is Sleep Important for Children?

Most of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation after a night of poor sleep: slow reflexes, less patience, and a decreased ability to process information quickly. So, it’s no surprise that sleep deficits can impact children’s learning and school performance. During her recent Q&A with Mammoth Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep […]

Why You Need To Be Making Your Bed, According To A Sleep Expert

The act of making our bed in the morning might seem something small and not really significant. Sometimes we don’t do it because we’re in a hurry to get somewhere or simply because we’re feeling lazy. But the truth is that making our bed can be more important than we think! During her recent Q&A […]

Dr Nicola Barclay: Sleeping Well and Staying Healthy

Sleep is a time for recovery, repair and restoration of the body and mind which is so important during these uncertain times. During her recent Q&A with Mammoth Dr Nicola Barclay, University of Oxford Sleep Scientist discusses the link between sleep quality and our immune system. “Obviously, at the moment, we want to make sure […]

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 […]