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Third Annual Sleep Walk Dallas/Fort Worth: Picnics and Pups

On June 13th, Project Sleep hosted the third annual Sleep Walk Dallas/Fort Worth at River Legacy Park.  This year’s event brought 160 sleep enthusiasts (including people living with sleep disorders, advocates, doctors, researchers, and more) together to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. With wacky sunglasses, signs, pajamas, and several dogs, participants took a scenic two-mile walk…

Announcing the 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Winners

Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders, proudly announces the recipients of the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship.  Due to a $5,000 matching contribution from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Project Sleep is awarding ten scholarships this year—double the number anticipated. Founded in 2014 by Julie Flygare (Founder and President…

Sleep Walk DC 2015: A Celebration with Sun and Smiles

Group photo on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  Photo Credit: Saraiah. This year’s Sleep Walk Washington, DC took place on April 26th and it was a lovely Sunday morning of raising awareness, celebrating sleep, and, of course, walking. With a stroke of luck, the rain stopped earlier than forecasted and the clouds cleared as…

Research Participation Opportunity

Victoria University, Melbourne Australia is commencing a study about the general health and wellbeing of people within three groups.  One group will be those with both narcolepsy and cataplexy. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone, often triggered by emotional arousal. Another group will be people with either narcolepsy-without-cataplexy or idiopathic hypersomnia.  The third…

SLEEP IN 2015 Wrap-Up & Acknowledgements

THANK YOU to all our amazing participants and generous supporters who made #SLEEPIN2015 a huge success! The funds and awareness you raised will make a huge difference in helping Project Sleep to fulfill our mission into the future.  Here we present some special shout-outs… The Prize Winners First, we’d like to announce the participants who rose among…

Sleep Walk Austin 2015 Raises Awareness during National Sleep Awareness Week

On Saturday March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Project Sleep hosted the second annual Sleep Walk Austin event at Pease District Park. This event celebrated sleep health & sleep disorder awareness on Suddenly Sleepy Saturday/National Narcolepsy Day! Local event host, Elaine, gave opening remarks at 11:45 a.m., and then the walkers departed. Attendees carried colorful signs raising awareness in…

March 8th: SLEEP IN 2015 Performance by Kendall Patrick and The Headless Bettys

Project Sleep is thrilled to present a live webcast performance by Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys for SLEEP IN 2015! Tune in Sunday, March 8th at 6pm PST / 9pm EST on Google Hangout to rock out with other participants from all around the world. Singer-songwriter Kendall Patrick and her band, The Headless Bettys,…

10 Fun Activities to do During our 2015 SLEEP IN

Are you participating in the first-ever international SLEEP IN on March 6th-8th but not sure what you’re going to do in bed all day?  There’s actually a ton of great things to do when you take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  Here are 10 ideas: Beds have an unjustified association with laziness.…

Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, and the Patient Voice

AJM, official publication of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine , is a top-15 internal medicine journal. The current issue of the American Journal of Medicine features a unique and insightful commentary by Project Sleep president Julie Flygare and Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, Director of the University of Arizona Center for Sleep Disorders.  Their piece explains…
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