Proper Perspectives

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

woman sitting up in bed looking tired | why am I so tired even though I sleep well | Proper7 Reasons You May Be Tired Even Though It Feels Like You Slept Well

With something as complex as sleep, there’s rarely a singular solution. But these common reasons are a start.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM & Jacqueline Parisi

Doctor Khary Dorsey in white lab coat | ProperHow Dr. Khary Dorsey Overhauled His Sleep Routine

When COVID increased his patient load, this OB/GYN + father of 3 realized sleep was the key to better productivity.

By Jacqueline Parisi

older man sitting reading | relationship between sleep and memory | ProperThe Relationship Between Sleep + Memory

The effect of sleep deprivation extends far beyond feelings of next-day fuzziness

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

ashwagandha stress relief | better sleep | ProperThe Proper Guide To Ashwagandha For Stress + Anxiety

Plus better sleep.

By Alice D. Hirschel, PhD

single pill resting on the pointer finger | gaba for sleep | ProperThe Proper Guide To GABA For Better Sleep

What it is, how it works, dosing, side effects, and more.

By Alice D. Hirschel, PhD

berries | hemp plant | best terpenes for sleep | properThe 5 Best Terpenes For Sleep

All of which promote a sense of calm + relaxation.

By David Casarett, MD, MA

Woman sitting on bed stretching her neck | ProperWhat's New In Sleep Science This Month: March 2021

3 new studies to note.

By Jacqueline Parisi & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

Woman sleeping in a bed with navy sheets | 4 stages of sleep | ProperA Guide To The 4 Stages Of Sleep (REM + NREM)

What happens in each, why they’re important, and factors that influence them.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Female doctor in white lab coat | Dr. Jessica Shepherd | ProperDr. Jessica Shepherd Shares The Most Common Sleep Myths She Encounters

Plus what sleep struggles women face at certain life phases and where she hopes the sleep wellness industry goes from here.

By Jacqueline Parisi

bottles of algal oil | benefits | ProperAlgal Oil: What Is It + What Are Its Benefits

A little-known oil that packs a big nutritional punch.

By David Casarett, MD, MA

Woman in bed | waking up | what is circadian rhythm | ProperThe Proper Guide To Circadian Rhythms

What it is, how it works, and why it’s important.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Woman sleeping on couch | menopause and sleep problems | ProperSleep Problems During Menopause: Causes + Treatment

The science behind why menopause is so impactful on sleep—and what you can do about it.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM