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Racism has no place in the sleep community. Here are our commitments.

All of us at Project Sleep are deeply shaken and horrified by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black lives. The pain and frustration across our nation is very real, and after taking June 1-7 to reflect and listen, it is important for us to speak…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Amy

I truly believe that these sleep disorders—idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy, etc—are not rare but just rarely diagnosed.” — Amy Desmarais, RVN Speaker Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued on May 31, 2020, with a brand-new storyteller: Amy Desmarais! We were honored and excited to have Amy join us as our first speaker…

Listen Now: Project Sleep Featured on the Snooze Button Podcast

New Podcast! This week, Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare, JD joined The Snooze Button podcast for a lively discussion about sleep health and sleep disorders. Listen here. About The Snooze Button: The Snooze Button podcast is a project of Neil Hedley, a veteran radio and TV personality from Toronto, Canada. Neil’s personal battle with…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Kayla

I never knew what would be waiting for me in that place between sleep and wakefulness.” — Kayla Douglas, RVN Writer Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued on May 24, 2020, with a brand-new storyteller: Kayla Douglas! Kayla read Scared of the Dark: The Narcolepsy Symptoms That Nobody Talks About, one…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Eilís

I may not know what it’s like to be fully awake, but I definitely know what it’s like to be alive.” — Eilís Finnegan, RVN Speaker Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued on Sunday, May 17, 2020 with a brand-new storyteller: Eilís Finnegan! Eilís shared her journey, from how her diagnosis…

Recognizing Nurses with Narcolepsy for National Nurses Week

Every year, America celebrates National Nurses Week starting on May 6 and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing. The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to “recognize the critical contribution both professions make to global health.” These recognitions are…

Special Broadcast: Julie Flygare’s Narcolepsy Story & Book Reading Live

I was starting to lose moments I wanted to be a part of… No more excuses. Something was wrong.” — Julie Flygare, Project Sleep President & CEO On Sunday, May 10th, 2020 our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued with a rare online event and book reading with Project Sleep’s President &…

Not Alone with Narcolepsy: Kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month

Today kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month and here at Project Sleep, we believe that mental health and sleep health are closely intertwined. We also believe that both mental health and sleep health are critical and underrated in our society. Living with Narcolepsy? You Are Not Alone. During challenging times, connection is more important than…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Rachel

Wakefulness does not equal worth.” — Rachel Miyazaki, RVN Writer Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued on Sunday, May 3, 2020 with a brand-new storyteller: Rachel Miyazaki! Rachel read her thoughtful and witty essay, “The Awakening,” . Afterward, we caught up with Rachel on how she’s been since publication and hosted…

Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series: Meet Lizzy

I was so proud of myself for just surviving.” — Lizzy Terry, RVN Speaker Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live series continued on Sunday, April 26, 2020 with a brand-new speaker: Lizzy Terry! Lizzy, a seasoned speaker who has presented to high school and college students across Indiana, shared her narcolepsy story, including…
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