Raise your hand if you have trouble going to sleep at night… I know I do. It’s been an overwhelming year for everyone, myself included. Between work, pandemic concerns, the election, bills, no vacation time, and taking care of my family, I have gotten little relief. I am proud of how I’ve supported my family and friends, but it’s taking a toll on my sleep and energy. After taking a look in the mirror and noticing the giant bags under my eyes the other day, I started to get a little concerned with my sleeping habits.
It was clear that I needed a change, so I decided to do something about it. First I experimented with reading before bed and leaving my phone on silent. Then, I tried white noise. Then, melatonin. Nothing worked consistently. I was still having a tough time falling asleep, and I would toss and turn all night. When I told my good friend Kal about my struggles, she recommended Proper - a company dedicated to personalized and long term sleep health. Literally, the first thing their site says: “Your unique sleep issues require a modern, individualized, and holistic approach.”
I learned that Proper has multiple options for sleep supplements. This sounded great but I wanted to know if the ingredients are like anything I’ve tried before. I obsessively researched and found that the ingredients they use are clinically-backed, effective & gentle. They have a few different formulas to choose from such as Core Sleep, Sleep + Restore, Sleep + Calm, Sleep + Immunity, and Sleep + Clarity. They also have a “discovery pack” which has all the different options to sample.
I ended up going with their popular Core Sleep formula. It contains ingredients like standard and extended-release melatonin, ashwagandha root, rafuma, valerian root & tart cherry. Together, these ingredients allow your body to become naturally more relaxed and ready for bed. After taking Proper for the first 7-10 days, I started to feel a change. I felt more alert at work and more patience with my 4 year old. My sleep tracker provided the real proof, though. Two weeks in and my REM sleep was up 60%. This is what hooked me and made me a regular subscriber. As a subscriber, I even got access to free sleep coaching from a real person, something I haven’t seen anywhere else.
With everything going on, I couldn’t afford to feel less than 100%. I’m very happy and lucky to be introduced to Proper. My REM sleep is way up and my brain is sharper. Thanks, Proper.