Category Archives: Podcast

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 […]

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 […]