Proper Perspectives

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

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 & 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

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

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

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

Algal Oil: What Is It + What Are Its Benefits

The low-down on algal oil vs fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, its health benefits (sleep, heart health, cognitive function, eye health), + more.

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

The Proper Guide To Circadian Rhythms

The science-backed specifics of how your body's internal clock works + why regulating it is important for your long-term sleep health.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Sleep Problems During Menopause: Causes + Treatment

The science behind why menopause is so impactful on sleep—and what you can do about it.

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM