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Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: The Science of Narcolepsy

Science nerds, this one’s for you! Project Sleep and special guest Dr. Thomas Scammell, MD dove into the neurobiology of narcolepsy and type 1 v. type 2 v. idiopathic hypersomnia in our Narcolepsy Nerd Alert live event “The Science of Narcolepsy” on August 25th, 2021. Meet Our Guest: Dr. Thomas Scammell, MD received his Doctor…

Sleep Advocacy Webinar & Action Alert Summer 2021

Your voice matters! On Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET, Project Sleep hosted an advocacy webinar via Facebook Live. We provided an update on legislative activity impacting medical research, public health, and healthcare coverage and access. We will also discussed opportunities to make your voice heard and connect with your Senators’ offices as…

Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Navigating School with Narcolepsy

Students with narcolepsy and hypersomnia have the right to an equitable education. How can schools and families work together to ensure opportunities for success? Project Sleep and special guests, 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients Kenya Gradnigo and Danielle Brooks discussed in “Navigating School with Narcolepsy.” Watch the video and download the toolkit below.…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Physician Assistant Diana!

My life with narcolepsy is like going on a beach vacation in hurricane season. I can plan the greatest day, but I can’t stop sleepiness if it’s going to hit. — Diana Anderson, RVN Speaker Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on July 25th, 2021 with storyteller Diana Anderson! Diana,…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Book Lover Jenn!

I went 14 years without a diagnosis, and I want to tell others not to give up. Keep fighting, and keep pushing for answers. — Jenn Brown, RVN Speaker Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on July 11th, 2021 with storyteller Jenn Brown! Jenn, an outdoor enthusiast, book lover, and…

Tatiana Maria Corbitt: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Part 4

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Project Sleep is proud to highlight insights from LGBTQ+ members of our community throughout the month of June. See Full Series Meet Tatiana Maria Corbitt: Hi Tatiana! Please tell us about yourself. I am a 24 year old first-generation university graduate living in the White Mountains of Arizona. I earned…

Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Narcolepsy & Napping

Is napping an unwelcome symptom of narcolepsy or a helpful treatment? Got “nap shame?” We got together with special guests Dr. Luis Ortiz and Mary Murray to discuss in our Narcolepsy Nerd Alert live event: “Narcolepsy and Napping” on June 30th, 2021. Meet Our Special Guests: Luis E. Ortiz, MD is a pediatric sleep specialist…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Teacher & Musician Rebecca!

Learning that idiopathic hypersomnia exists and it might be what was affecting me gave me hope and motivation to seek a diagnosis. — Rebecca Heintz, RVN Speaker Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on June 27th, 2021 with new storyteller Rebecca Heintz! Rebecca, a math teacher and musician living in…
Photo collage of 2021 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients

Meet the 2021 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Recipients

Project Sleep is proud to introduce the 31 recipients of the 2021 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship program. This is the largest class of recipients to date, with each student receiving $1,000 towards their college education. In eight years, the scholarship program has now awarded a total of 126 scholarships to 126 students, totaling $126,000.…

Dr. Brad McKay: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Part 3

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Project Sleep is proud to highlight insights from LGBTQ+ members of our community throughout the month of June. See Full Series Meet Dr. Brad McKay: Hi Dr. McKay! Please tell us about yourself. I’m a family doctor in Sydney. I live with my fiancé and our toy cavoodle, Humphrey. I…
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