Tag Archives: sleep tips

Don’t be scared: the benefits of sleeping in the dark

There’s no need to be afraid of the dark, especially at bedtime Many children and even some adults see the darkness as something to fear. We’re brought up on stories of monsters lurking under beds and in closets, only coming out when the sun has set and the moon is high. This can make the […]

Does sharing a bed help you sleep better?

New reports suggest that sharing a bed with your partner could result in improved rest Everyone has their own opinion on the best way to fall and stay asleep. Some people find it hard to sleep without their partner with them, while others relish the chance to starfish and spread out in a bed all […]

Sleep deprivation can stop you feeling positive, according to research

A few restless nights can leave you feeling worse than tired We’re all familiar with a bad night’s sleep. When we struggle to drift off, or find ourselves waking frequently throughout the night, it can have a snowball effect on our ability to function the next day. From excessive tiredness to heightened irritability, the impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

Has social media made it harder to sleep?

We’re living in a digital age when everything is shared, but should we be doing less scrolling and more sleeping?   Social media has changed the world in a thousand different ways. From communication to recommendations to sharing big news and getting global updates, the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more recently TikTok have […]

The rise and rise of bedtime stories for grown-ups

Does the secret to a good night’s sleep lie in the telling of a good yarn? Many of us find it difficult to switch off at the end of the day, even when we’re feeling tired. Racing thoughts can be difficult to silence, especially in times of nationwide unrest and uncertainty. According to a survey […]

Fact vs. Fiction: Do women really need more sleep than men?

It’s time to separate the myth from the truth Despite the fact we all have sleep in common, there are still many curiosities and misconceptions surrounding it. From dreams and sleepwalking to sleep cycles and sleep hormones, sleep can be a lot more complicated than simply putting your head on the pillow and closing your […]

Does living in the city lead to sleep loss?

From noise pollution to environmental concerns, is city living stopping you from resting easy? We all know good sleep is important. After all, sleep is one of the cornerstones of good health, alongside nutrition and exercise. Without sleep, we can quickly find ourselves feeling worse both physically and mentally, with lower energy levels, worse concentration […]