Proper Perspectives

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

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

The Proper Guide To Melatonin: Uses, Types, Side Effects, + More

What to know about melatonin, including who it's best for, how to take it, dose, the science behind it, side effects, + alternatives.

Jun. 01, 2022

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Does Magnesium Help With Sleep?

Magnesium is an essential mineral our bodies need for optimal blood pressure, immunity, bone health, and more. But does it help sleep?

May. 30, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

The State Of Sleep Science: Statistics + Clinical Studies [2022]

Stats on sleep hygiene, sleep aids, the health implications of insufficient and poor quality sleep, factors that impact sleep, and more.

May. 23, 2022

By Kamiu Lee, Alice D. Hirschel & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

10 Tips For Better Sleep As A Shift Worker

How to adjust your sleep environment and habits (aka sleep hygiene) to get a good night’s sleep, every night.

May. 17, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

3 Best Essential Oils For Sleep, According To Science

What the research says—and doesn’t say about essential oils for a good night’s sleep.

May. 10, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How Often Should You *Really* Wash Your Sheets?

What the experts say about how frequently you should be washing sheets, and why. Plus, how the recommendations change if your pet sleeps with you.

May. 03, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How Do Sleep Trackers Work + Are They Accurate?

Interested in tracking your sleep but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with a full run-down of the five most popular sleep tracking devices, many of which double as fitness trackers/activity trackers.

Apr. 26, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM