Proper Perspectives

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

10 Tips For More Restful, Deep Sleep

How much deep sleep we actually need, what stages we get it, and tips for how to improve it.

Apr. 05, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

GABA vs Melatonin For Sleep: Benefits, Side Effects, + More

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

Mar. 29, 2022

By Alice D. Hirschel

How To Properly Take A Nap: Benefits, Tips, + FAQs

Early afternoon snooze, siesta, cat nap, power nap, midday zzzs...whatever you call it, here's what the research shows about its benefits and trade-offs.

Mar. 22, 2022

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

7 Breathing Exercises For Better Sleep

Science-backed slow breathing exercises to help lower your sympathetic activation, rest, and relax.

Mar. 14, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Is Honey A Natural Sleep Aid?

Honey is one of the most well-known household sweeteners and natural remedies. But does it actually help you sleep at night?

Mar. 08, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Alice D. Hirschel

What’s The Best Time To Exercise For Quality Sleep?

Despite the consensus that exercise = good sleep, there are still lingering questions around what time of day is best to exercise. Here's what the science says.

Mar. 01, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Melatonin vs Benadryl For Sleep: Risks + Benefits

When it comes to better sleep, melatonin and Benadryl are two of the most common household names—but they’re not made equal. We're diving into the science behind how they differ in safety and efficacy.

Feb. 22, 2022

By Alice D. Hirschel

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