Jacqueline Parisi

Jacqueline Parisi oversees content strategy, copywriting, and partnerships at Proper. Previously, she was working with other early and mid-stage start-ups (HelloFresh, Elektra Health, Splendid Spoon, Journy, Revelle) on SEO strategy, writing/copywriting, and editing. She holds a BA from Boston College and is currently working towards an MA at NYU.

3 Best Essential Oils For Sleep, According To Science

What the research says—and doesn’t say about essential oils for a good night’s sleep.

May. 10, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How Often Should You *Really* Wash Your Sheets?

What the experts say about how frequently you should be washing sheets, and why. Plus, how the recommendations change if your pet sleeps with you.

May. 03, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

How Do Sleep Trackers Work + Are They Accurate?

Interested in tracking your sleep but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with a full run-down of the five most popular sleep tracking devices, many of which double as fitness trackers/activity trackers.

Apr. 26, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

Is It Okay For Your Dog To Sleep In Your Bed?

Sleeping dogs with sleeping humans: yes or no? These are the benefits and trade-offs to be aware of.

Apr. 19, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Allison Siebern, PhD, CBSM

7 Ways To Get Better Sleep During Pregnancy

Although it’s impossible to completely rid yourself of the culprits of poor sleep during pregnancy, there are certain lifestyle changes, tips, dos, and don’ts that can help you get higher quality (and quantity) sleep at night.

Apr. 12, 2022

By Jacqueline Parisi & Dana Bender, MS, NBC-HWC

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

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

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

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

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

What Is The Entourage Effect?

Cannabis research is very much so in development, but here’s what we know about the entourage effect to date.

Nov. 30, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi, David Casarett, MD, MA & Alice D. Hirschel

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

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

4 Ways A Sleep Coach Can Help You

How to improve your sleep with expert, personalized guidance + behavioral change.

Aug. 10, 2021

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

12 Best Podcasts To Help You Fall Asleep [2022]

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

Jul. 06, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi

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.

Jun. 22, 2021

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.

Jun. 15, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi

For This Product Designer, Better Sleep Fuels Creativity

Kris opens about the years-long journey he’s been on to find a solution + just how impactful sleep is on his creativity at work.

May. 04, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi

12 Science-Backed Sleep Gifts For Mother's Day

Treat mom to a good night’s sleep with gifts vetted by the Proper team.

Apr. 19, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

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.

Apr. 13, 2021

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.

Apr. 06, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi

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.

Mar. 11, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi & Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

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.

Mar. 04, 2021

By Jacqueline Parisi