Proper Perspectives

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

How Anemia + Iron Supplements Affect Sleep

The science behind how low iron levels affect sleep and overall wellness—and how supplementation can help.

Feb. 15, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

Melatonin vs Magnesium For Sleep

Discover the benefits and trade-offs of these two natural sleep aids along with who they're best for.

Feb. 08, 2022

By Alice D. Hirschel

8 Tips For Better Sleep During Cold Winter Months

Cold weather and all that comes with it (dry air, comfort foods, lack of sunshine) can mess with your sleep. Here's what to do about it.

Feb. 01, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

The Proper Guide To Tart Cherry For Sleep: Dosage, Benefits, + More

Tart cherries (and their juice) have been studied as natural sleep remedies shown to increase exogenous melatonin levels. Here's what you need to know.

Jan. 26, 2022

By Alice D. Hirschel

Are Sleep Problems Hereditary?

Yes, our genes can influence our sleep problems. But that doesn’t mean we’re powerless or predestined for poor sleep.

Jan. 18, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi, Lauren Hoogs, NBC-HWC & Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC

7 Tips For Better Sleep With A Snoring Partner

Lifestyle changes and sleep habits to help your partner stop snoring so you can both get the better sleep you deserve.

Jan. 11, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How Long To Wait After Eating + Before Sleeping

When should my last meal be? Do I need to stop eating earlier if I have a big meal for dinner? We're answering it all.

Jan. 04, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Sleep Quality vs Quantity: Which Is More Important?

Optimize your sleep—and overall health and well-being—with better quality, healthy sleep.

Dec. 28, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

The FDA Regulates Supplement Facts Differently Than Nutrition Facts. Here’s Why.

Label approval is not required to import or distribute a dietary supplement. And while the FDA still keeps a close eye on them, the responsibility is on the consumer to choose wisely.

Dec. 23, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

FAQ: What Does “Normal” Sleep Look Like?

Normal sleep cycles, oxygen levels, sleeping heart rate, amount of deep sleep, amount of REM sleep, amount of light sleep, total amount of sleep, and more.

Dec. 21, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi, Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC & Lauren Hoogs, NBC-HWC

7 Best Teas For Sleep

The science behind which wellness teas *actually* help you get a good night's sleep, and how.

Dec. 14, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

DEEP DIVE: The Evidence Behind Proper

When we tell you that Proper works, it’s in keeping with our science-forward ethos that we back it up with third-party data.

Dec. 07, 2021

By Kamiu Lee, Caci Massaro & Alice D. Hirschel