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Kicking Off the 2020 Narcolepsy Scholarship

In 2020, Project Sleep plans to award 15 scholarships of $1000 each, including 10 scholarships to students with narcolepsy and five scholarships to students with idiopathic hypersomnia, thanks to a partnership with the Hypersomnia Foundation. All applications are due April 1, 2020 – no exceptions. For full details and instructions, see the 2020 Scholarship Application Packet.   2020 Scholarship Application …

Watch Now: Celebrating the New Year with Your 2019 Accomplishments

On Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, we hosted a very special Facebook LIVE celebrating your amazing 2019 accomplishments and a sneak peek of 2020! Our President & CEO, Julie Flygare, JD, broadcasted live to our Facebook page from Los Angeles. You have accomplished SO much through Project Sleep’s awareness and advocacy programs this year. So we…

Sleep Advocacy Steps Up! Reporting Back from Capitol Hill

On Nov. 19, 2019, Project Sleep and the Sleep Research Society hosted a Congressional Briefing and Advocacy Day bringing together the sleep community to urge Congress to support critical sleep research and awareness efforts. The day kicked off with a Congressional Briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building—bringing together Members of Congress, staff members, renowned…

DOUBLE Your Impact this Giving Tuesday with up to $15,000 in Matching Funds!

Surreal News! A generous Project Sleep board member just pledged a remarkable $15,000 in matching gift funds to support our #GivingTuesday2019 campaign. Starting now and continuing through #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019, all donations to Project Sleep will be MATCHED, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000! Donate today and your tax-deductible gift will be MATCHED, dollar for…

Thank You from College! Updates from our 2019 Scholarship Recipients

This year, generous donors joined with Project Sleep to award a record 18 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarships to college-bound students exemplifying courage and strength while living with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia. We caught up with the awardees to hear how college is going and what this scholarship meant to them. “Recognition for the challenges…

Napping in a New Sleeping Pod at My University

Guest Post by Freek Roes, a student studying business economics at Radboud University in the Netherlands and a person living with narcolepsy.  Recently my university acquired a Metronaps sleeping pod, which seems like a very expensive, unnecessarily complicated bed. It’s meant for students to take a nap during the day to recharge. But it can…

Meet Our New Board Member, Anne Taylor, RN, BSN

Please welcome Anne Taylor, RN, BSN, to the Board of Directors of Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions. “I am excited to join the Project Sleep’s board of directors, as a parent of a child with narcolepsy, I know on a deep personal level how lonely and scary it…

Watch Now: World Narcolepsy Day Pronouncement

To kick off World Narcolepsy Day, Project Sleep organized a World Narcolepsy Day Pronouncement via FB Live, from World Sleep 2019 in Vancouver, Canada on Sept. 22, 2019. Our president & CEO, Julie Flygare, JD, brought together a very special group of narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia researchers and advocacy leaders to share research updates and…

A Sister’s Surprise on World Narcolepsy Day

Guest Post by: Ana Elena Lara Meet Me In The Park The morning of World Narcolepsy Day, my  sister handed me a shirt and said to meet her at the park. I had planned to take pictures with my World Narcolepsy Day sign that day. Raising awareness is important to me because I went 12 plus years with symptoms before…

Congress Recognizes World Narcolepsy Day – September 22nd

Project Sleep is thrilled to share that Congress recognized World Narcolepsy Day with this statement from Congressman Adam Schiff in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, Sept. 20th, in advance of the inaugural World Narcolepsy Day on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. RECOGNIZING WORLD NARCOLEPSY DAY ______ HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF of California in the…
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