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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…

5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Sleepy People

Finished your holiday shopping?  If so, please try your best not to brag about it, and save this list for birthdays.  If you’re like me, you will be doing some eleventh hour Amazon shopping.  The two great things about Amazon are a) Prime (free two-day) shipping and b) you can shop through Amazon Smile with Project…

3 Easy Ways to Support Project Sleep on Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday, want to help Project Sleep?  If so, thank you so very much (yay!), and here are three super simple, fun ways to do it: 1.  Didn’t finish your holiday shopping on Cyber Monday? If you like using Amazon, you can simply shop on smile.amazon.com (same prices and products) and choose Project Sleep as your…
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