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Willis-Ekbom disease / Restless Legs Syndrome Awareness Day

Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), also known as restless legs syndrome or RLS, is a common neurologic disorder. Up to 7–10 percent of the U.S. population is living with the disease. WED/RLS results in an irresistible urge to move the legs or other parts of the body, often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations that may be…

What Project Sleep Means To Me – Guest Post by Bridgette Snyder

Prior to October 2012, sleep was just another part of life I struggled to control. As a teenager, I drank coffee to deal with the tiredness that I thought was normal. And when I joined the Navy in 2001, I became part of a military culture and lifestyle that, out of necessity, embraces poor sleep…

Unveiling New “Rise and Shine” Sleep Health Infographic

Project Sleep’s new infographic shines a bright light on sleep health and why catching our zzz’s will make us more attractive and successful! All too often, we skimp on sleep in an attempt to do more and achieve higher in our lives. This infographic highlights how sleep works in our favor during the day. Please enjoy…

First Annual Sleep Walk Tampa Bay Makes a Big Splash

The first annual Sleep Walk Tampa Bay was a hit, bringing out over 70 participants (and the Bay News 9 television crew) to the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on August 31st.  The Sleep Walkers were people living with sleep disorders, their friends and family, and sleep medicine professionals including physicians, researchers, and technicians.   Participants merrily…

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week (9/8 – 9/14)

Today marked the first day of Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week.  Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) is a rare sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. People with IH are unrefreshed by nighttime sleep and naps, regardless of duration. Many also have difficulty awakening from sleep (sleep inertia) and feel groggy and disoriented upon waking (sleep drunkenness).  The lack…

How I Am Curing My Sleep Disorder – Guest Post by Stacy Simera

For decades I suffered from what experts say is the worst sleep disorder known to humans, and despite my own education and experience my condition remained undiagnosed until my 40’s. Up to that point I had considered myself a well-rounded and knowledgeable professional who tries to keep up on the research.  I provide counseling to children…

No Longer Living in Silence – Guest Post by Jennifer Slodysko

When I learned about Project Sleep’s NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign, I realized that I had the perfect platform to help raise awareness. As a nursing student, I thought I could do a presentation about narcolepsy to my nursing class, and to ask for volunteers to take a campaign photo. My hope was that my classmates…

Second Annual Sleep Walk Dallas/Fort Worth 2014 features Pajama Party

Over 114 people attended the second annual Sleep Walk Dallas/Fort Worth event on Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, March 8, 2014. Attendees showed their support and helping promote sleep health and sleep disorder awareness. The event featured a “pajama party” – with over 30 participants sporting awesome pjs! There were awareness materials, custom t-shirts, wristbands, balloons, snacks…

Meet the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship Recipients 2014

The Jack and Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is delighted to announce that two recipients of the inaugural scholarship 2014 are Kendra Larrabee and Jacob Zeiher. We are thrilled to award both Kendra and Jacob a $1,000 scholarship toward their college education. The Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is the first-ever scholarship supporting students with narcolepsy while also…