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Meet the 2020 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Recipients

Project Sleep is proud to introduce the 27 recipients of the 2020 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship program. This is by far the largest class of recipients to date, with each student receiving $1,000 towards their college education. “During such a challenging year, elevating and honoring students living with under-recognized sleep conditions is particularly meaningful,”…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Ming Lai

This week, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued with a brand-new storyteller: Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained writer Ming Lai! On Sunday, June 28th, Ming read his thoughtful essay, With Intention, How narcolepsy led me to become an activist. Afterwards, we caught up with Ming on how he’s been since writing…

Racism has no place in the sleep community. Here are our commitments.

All of us at Project Sleep are deeply shaken and horrified by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black lives. The pain and frustration across our nation is very real, and after taking June 1-7 to reflect and listen, it is important for us to speak…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Speaker Amy Desmarais

This week, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continues with a brand-new storyteller: Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speaker Amy Desmarais! We are honored and excited to have Amy join us as our first speaker with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH). This Sunday, May 31, Amy will present her story and journey with IH,…

Listen Now: Project Sleep Featured on the Snooze Button Podcast

New Podcast! This week, Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare, JD joined The Snooze Button podcast for a lively discussion about sleep health and sleep disorders. Listen here. About The Snooze Button: The Snooze Button podcast is a project of Neil Hedley, a veteran radio and TV personality from Toronto, Canada. Neil’s personal battle with…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Writer Kayla Douglas

This week, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued with a brand-new storyteller: Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained writer Kayla Douglas! On Sunday, May 24, Kayla read Scared of the Dark: The Narcolepsy Symptoms That Nobody Talks About, one of her many writing pieces about or inspired by her experiences living with…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Speaker Eilís Finnegan

This week, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continues with a brand-new storyteller: Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speaker Eilís Finnegan! This Sunday, May 17, Eilís will share her journey of receiving her diagnosis as a college sophomore to using her experiences with narcolepsy to influence her thesis project in architecture to finding…

Recognizing Nurses with Narcolepsy for National Nurses Week

Every year, America celebrates National Nurses Week starting on May 6 and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing. The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to “recognize the critical contribution both professions make to global health.” These recognitions are…

Special Broadcast: Julie Flygare’s Narcolepsy Story & Book Reading Live

On Sunday, May 10th, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continues with a rare online event and book reading with Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare! In this unique broadcast, Julie will share her journey—from wanting to push narcolepsy out of her life to finding self-acceptance, writing Wide Awake and Dreaming:…

Not Alone with Narcolepsy: Kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month

Today kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month and here at Project Sleep, we believe that mental health and sleep health are closely intertwined. We also believe that both mental health and sleep health are critical and underrated in our society. Living with Narcolepsy? You Are Not Alone. During challenging times, connection is more important than…
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