Proper Perspectives

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

How Long Should Sleep Supplements Take To Begin Working?

We've become so conditioned to expect fast results from sleep aids. Here's why that's a problem.

By Nancy Ramamurthi & Alice D. Hirschel, PhD in Nutritional Science

CBD vs Melatonin For Sleep

Discover the benefits and trade-offs of each, as well as a solution that combines both.

By Alice D. Hirschel, PhD in Nutritional Science , David Casarett, MD, MA, Chief of Palliative Care & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

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.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

For This Professor, Combining Supplements With Coaching Was The Key To Better Sleep

We chatted with Antonella Zompa about how her sleep began deteriorating during COVID and the steps she’s taken (both supplements + coaching) as a result.

By Jacqueline Parisi

7 Ways Proper Approaches Sleep Differently

Nobody has taken a holistic, science-backed approach to solving this problem, nor presented a personalized solution that recognizes just how different everyone’s biochemistry is.

By Nancy Ramamurthi & Alice D. Hirschel, PhD in Nutritional Science

How To Get Over Jet Lag: 6 Evidence-Backed Tips

How long it takes to recover from jet lag, how you can help prevent it, tips to get over it faster, + more.

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

DEEP DIVE: How Safe + Effective Are Most Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids?

Outside of some medical communities, not many people are talking about this or aware of it. It’s time this changes.

By Nancy Ramamurthi, Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

4 Ways A Sleep Coach Can Help You

How to improve your sleep with expert, personalized guidance + behavioral change.

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How To Cultivate An Evening Routine For Better Sleep

Why evening wind-down routines are so important for better sleep—plus specific activities to try (and avoid).

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

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.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Sleep + Athletic Performance: What’s The Connection?

New research on the importance of sleep quality, amount of sleep, + effects of jet lag on elite athletes.

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

365 Days Of Proper Sleep Later

Reflecting on the past 365 days, Proper's founding team celebrates how far the company has come...and where they go from here.

By Nancy Ramamurthi, Kamiu Lee & David Berzin