Mark has hands-on experience testing every type of sleep product you can think of and has a deep understanding of mattresses and pillows. When they’re not testing sleep products, Mark enjoys playing video games, going to concerts, and writing fiction.
Mark is a Santa Clara University graduate with a degree in Biology with a focus on Cell and Molecular Biology and a minor in Sociology.
A Word From Mark
What’s your biggest sleeping pain point?
I often find it difficult to avoid scrolling on my phone/tablet right before I go to sleep. I just deleted Twitter off my phone, though, so fingers crossed.
What’s your favorite sleep product right now?
Any amount of noise is too much for me when I’m trying to fall asleep, so I recently got a pair of reusable earplugs off of Amazon and they’re great. Plus, it cuts down on the waste that using disposable earbuds would create
Also, as someone with sleep apnea, my ResMed AirSense 11 is vital to my sleep and overall health.
What is your nightly sleep regimen?
I try to keep it simple. About an hour before my bedtime, I try to stop using any of my devices (phone, computer, etc.). Then, I take some melatonin and read a boring (this is key) book. Finally, right before my bedtime, I put on my sleep mask, earplugs, and start up my CPAP. I tend to drift off in ten minutes or so.
What’s your top sleep tip?
If you’re struggling with falling asleep, it’s worth it to give melatonin a shot – though start with a low dose. It really works, plus your dreams might become very wacky.