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Meet the 2016 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Recipients

Project Sleep is proud to introduce the 14 recipients of the 2016 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship. Please join us in cheering on these inspiring students who exemplify courage and hope while taking on college with narcolepsy. Meet the 2016 Recipients: Jack AgnesOakdale, NYJack was diagnosed with narcolepsy just recently, although he sought help for several years without success. In high…

New Patient-Powered Research Community for Sleep Apnea

The web-based community portal, www.MyApnea.Org, is now recruiting patients with and those at risk for sleep apnea to join a growing community of patients, caregivers and researchers to better understand sleep apnea through information sharing, support and research. The network brings together patients, caregivers, researchers and health care providers to work together in the same…

Re-Cap: SLEEP IN 2016 Superstars Unite Worldwide!

On March 11-13, people and pets around the world took to their beds for SLEEP IN 2016 (#SLEEPIN2016). Participants spent a remarkable 2,017 hours in bed collectively to make peace with sleep! Our second annual SLEEP IN brought together 92 participants from 10 countries (including Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Philippines, South Africa and Sweden)…

Dream Big: Jaedyn’s Story – Guest Post by Wendy O’Neal

Project Sleep’s Note: On March 19, 2016, Wendy O’Neal hosted her first NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE event with Project Sleep in Fultondale, AL. The event was called Dream Tracers – a play on the phrase “dream chasers” since it was an arts an craft event as well. Everyone had a good time making their signs, learning about…

Project Sleep Challenges You to Make Peace with Sleep

On the weekend of March 11th-13th, 2016, Project Sleep will host its second annual international SLEEP IN to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders during National Sleep Awareness Week as a part of a series of sleep awareness activities. Project Sleep, a nonprofit organization founded by Julie Flygare, organizes and runs the SLEEP…

Becoming a Doctor with Narcolepsy

The following is a guest post sent to us by a young woman with narcolepsy who is in her third year of medical school. She reflects on making a tough decision: whether or not to disclose her diagnosis publicly as a future physician. While I was diagnosed just a year and a half ago, I’ve had…

Running for Narcolepsy Scholarship (and Deep Dish Pizza!)

On September 27, 2015, Paige Graham and her boyfriend laced up to run the Chicago Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, the first-ever national scholarship program for students with narcolepsy. Paige knows all too well how narcolepsy affects students. She is the oldest of three siblings, and…

Cute Tees Support the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

Tove Maren, writer of Mama in the Now, is donating part of the proceeds of her Taking Life One Nap at a Time tees to our Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship!  It’s available in several colors and as a premium tee (men’s or women’s), a flowy long-sleeve tee, or a fitted tank. Tove was diagnosed with…

Hello from College!

Inspired. Encouraged. Supported. Blessed. Not Alone. This Thanksgiving, we caught up with our Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients to share the power of your support. As Project Sleep is a small non-profit, generous donors and volunteers make a HUGE impact. But enough from us, let’s go to college! My first semester at Dominican University of California has been amazing so…

120 People Attend Second Annual Sleep Walk Tampa Bay

On September 5th, 2015, Project Sleep hosted the second annual Sleep Walk Tampa Bay to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders.  This year’s event brought 120 people together for a one-mile sunset walk on St. Pete Beach. Participants included people with sleep disorders, doctors, sleep laboratory professionals, wellness advocates, and other sleep enthusiasts. …
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