Proper Perspectives

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

For This Product Designer, Better Sleep Fuels Creativity

Kris opens about the years-long journey he’s been on to find a solution + just how impactful sleep is on his creativity at work.

By Jacqueline Parisi

When To See A Sleep Specialist: 6 Signs + Symptoms

Understand the potential causes of fatigue and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, which are signs that it’s time to consult a sleep specialist.

By Michael T. Smith, PhD, CBSM, DBSM, Clinical Sleep Psychologist

12 Science-Backed Sleep Gifts For Mother's Day

Treat mom to a good night’s sleep with gifts vetted by the Proper team.

By Jacqueline Parisi & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

7 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, Board-Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine & Jacqueline Parisi

How 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

The Relationship Between Sleep + Memory

Discover how the consolidation, recall, + reactivation of memories is affected by sleep—plus how it impacts future Alzheimer's risk.

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

The Proper Guide To Ashwagandha For Stress + Anxiety

What it is, how it works to reduce stress, + the science behind how it can improve your sleep health.

By Alice D. Hirschel, PhD in Nutritional Science

The Proper Guide To GABA For Better Sleep

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

By Alice D. Hirschel, PhD in Nutritional Science

The 5 Best Terpenes For Sleep

Terpenes are what give things like pine trees + orange peels their distinct scents. So what do they have to do with CBD + sleep?

By David Casarett, MD, MA, Chief of Palliative Care

What's New In Sleep Science This Month: March 2021

New research on the psychological impact of COVID on sleep quality, plus the role of sleep in memory consolidation + dementia risk.

By Jacqueline Parisi & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine

A 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, Board-Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Dr. Jessica Shepherd Shares The Most Common Sleep Myths She Encounters

Hear her thoughts on the state of the sleep industry, the biggest sleep myths she encounters, + where she hopes sleep wellness will be in the next 5-10 years.

By Jacqueline Parisi