Proper Perspectives

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

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

12 Best Podcasts To Help You Fall Asleep

From white noise to bedtime sleep stories, ASMR to guided mindfulness meditations, these podcasts will help you unplug, de-stress, relax, + fall asleep.

By Jacqueline Parisi

Our Biggest News Yet: Proper Is Now In 900+ Retail Pharmacy Locations Nationwide!

“If we were serious about doing our part to make sure Americans never miss out on a night of restful, restorative sleep, we knew that Proper couldn’t just be online.”

By Nancy Ramamurthi

Sleep, Nutrition, Or Exercise: What’s Most Important For Weight Loss?

We sat down PHD Weight Loss founder, Ashley Lucas, and her husband, Doug, to better understand the impact of sleep, exercise, + nutrition on weight.

By Jacqueline Parisi, Ashley Lucas, PhD, RD & Doug Lucas, DO

For This Startup Exec, Better Sleep Means Sharper Mental Clarity

We chatted with Emily Matorin (ZocDoc, SignPost, Quartet Health) about how important it's been for her to prioritize sleep for better energy + focus.

By Jacqueline Parisi

6 Ways Sleep Deprivation Affects Work Performance

Discover how poor sleep affects productivity, patience, focus, decision making, creativity, + memory.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Sleep Deprivation + Men’s Health: What’s The Connection?

The science behind how sleep affects health for men, from athletic performance to testosterone levels, erectile dysfunction to sleep apnea.

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

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.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How To Read A CBD Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

Everything you need to know about a Certificate of Analysis, including what it is, why it’s important, how to read it, and red flags to look out for.

By Sumish Khadka, VP Supply Chain