Proper Perspectives

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

What Stage Of Sleep Do You Dream: REM or Deep?

Frequently asked questions around dreaming, including when it happens, why it happens, and how it impacts sleep quality.

Nov. 02, 2021

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

INGREDIENT EVIDENCE: Clinical Studies + Data Behind Proper's Raw Materials

Evidence-backed ingredients + dosages create benefits that build over time while supporting all 4 stages of sleep.

Oct. 26, 2021

By Kamiu Lee & Alice D. Hirschel

How Caffeine Affects Sleep

Discover how caffeine works, why it's so impactful on a good night's sleep, and what you can do to sleep better if it's still in your system at night.

Oct. 19, 2021

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

6 Ways To Calm A Racing Mind + Get Better Sleep

While sleep solutions aren't one-size-fits-all, there are certain evidence-backed relaxation techniques that serve as a great starting point to help calm a racing mind.

Oct. 12, 2021

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM & Kelly O'Brien, NBC-HWC

Better Sleep Sets The Tone For This Literary Agent’s Entire Day

We chatted with Wendy Sherman about her years-long struggle with sleep, what she's tried in the past, and the holistic approach she now takes to sleep wellness.

Oct. 05, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Is six hours enough sleep? What constitutes “sleep deprivation”? Will napping impact my sleep schedule? We’re answering it all.

Sep. 28, 2021

By Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How Long Should Sleep Supplements Take To Begin Working?

We've become so conditioned to expect fast results from sleep aids. Here's why that's a problem.

Sep. 21, 2021

By Nancy Ramamurthi & Alice D. Hirschel

CBD vs Melatonin For Sleep

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

Sep. 14, 2021

By Alice D. Hirschel, David Casarett, MD, MA & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

For This Professor, Combining Supplements With Coaching Was The Key To Better Sleep

We chatted with Antonella Zompa about how her sleep began deteriorating during COVID and the steps she’s taken (both supplements + coaching) as a result.

Aug. 31, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi

7 Ways Proper Approaches Sleep Differently

Nobody has taken a holistic, science-backed approach to solving this problem, nor presented a personalized solution that recognizes just how different everyone’s biochemistry is.

Aug. 26, 2021

By Nancy Ramamurthi & Alice D. Hirschel

How To Get Over Jet Lag: 6 Evidence-Backed Tips

How long it takes to recover from jet lag, how you can help prevent it, tips to get over it faster, + more.

Aug. 24, 2021

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

DEEP DIVE: How Safe + Effective Are Most Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids?

Outside of some medical communities, not many people are talking about this or aware of it. It’s time this changes.

Aug. 17, 2021

By Nancy Ramamurthi, Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH