Proper Perspectives

Evidence-backed perspectives on the science of sleep to help you live well day in and day out.

6 Best Sleep Meditation Apps

Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or a total beginner, there’s something here for everyone.

Aug. 09, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi

Time-Release Melatonin vs Regular (Immediate-Release)

Melatonin levels begin to rise about 30 minutes after taking the supplement—but not all forms last for the same amount of time. It depends on whether your supplement contains standard or extended-release (or both). Here’s what you need to know.

Aug. 02, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

10 Tips To Wake Up Early + Not Feel Tired

If you’re looking to get a good night’s sleep that won’t have you hitting snooze come morning, you’re in the right place.

Jul. 26, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Does Lemon Balm Help With Sleep?

Lemon balm may have mild anxiety-reducing effects, which can help sleep. But most research has been conducted on small sample sizes and in combination formulas.

Jul. 18, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

Does Vitamin B6 Help With Sleep?

Vitamin B6 plays an important role in the synthesis of GABA, tryptophan, and serotonin, which all impact sleep—but not all clinical trials have yielded consistent results.

Jul. 12, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

Does Chamomile Help With Sleep?

Chamomile is rich in flavonoids, which contribute to its sleep-promoting effects—but not all clinical trials have yielded consistent results.

Jul. 05, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

8 Ways To Get Better Sleep In A Hotel, Airbnb, Or Rental

Can’t sleep when you’re in an unfamiliar place? These travel tips can help.

Jun. 28, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

On Sleep Struggles, Podcasting, + Building Community With Drew Ackerman

“They’ll know I’m going to talk about something weird, but they don’t know what it’ll be. I imagine that’s what keeps whatever parts of us are keeping us awake, off.”

Jun. 21, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi

The Proper Guide To L-theanine For Sleep: Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, + More

What it is, how it supports sleep, the synergistic relationship between L-theanine + GABA, recommended dosage, how to select a supplement, + more.

Jun. 17, 2022

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Does Vitamin D Help With Sleep?

Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium, which is necessary for optimal bone health. But does it help sleep?

Jun. 13, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

The Proper Guide To Valerian Root For Sleep: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, + More

What it is, how it works, how long it takes to kick in, recommended dosage, side effects, drug interactions, what to look for when choosing a supplement, and more.

Jun. 10, 2022

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

8 Tips To Stay Cool At Night

When it feels like it’s too hot to sleep, these eight tips will help you cool down.

Jun. 07, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM