Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Narcolepsy at Work

Navigating the workplace with narcolepsy? Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Narcolepsy at Work discusses gaining accommodations and practical tips for success.

Narcolepsy at Work Podcast

Narcolepsy at Work Toolkit

Narcolepsy Nerd Alert toolkits accompany each broadcast. The toolkits are designed for people living with narcolepsy and their loved ones to offer new tools, tips, and perspectives on navigating narcolepsy.

Narcolepsy at Work Video

Meet Our Guests

Narcolepsy at Work guest graphic with images of Tre, Lindsey, and Nicole

Tre Burge is a proud Iowa native and paraprofessional working with elementary school students with disabilities. He was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy at age 18, and advocates for narcolepsy awareness through content creation, local outreach, and his clothing brand, SLEpPY. As a trained speaker with Rising Voices, Tre shares his unique perspective and lifts up others’ voices in hopes of reaching the right ears and inspiring action.

Lindsey Kizer is from Belmont, NC and leads her workplace’s Chronic Illness and Disabilities employee group. She was diagnosed with type 1 narcolepsy with cataplexy at 29 after living with many of the symptoms for over 15 years. She loves to bake, listen to live music, and spend time in her garden and with her husband and rescue pup. Lindsey is a trained speaker with Rising Voices, and shares her experiences to help others on their narcolepsy journeys.

Nicole Zamary is a hard-working Human Resources professional at the University of West Florida. After more than 15 years of struggling with unexplained exhaustion and sleepiness, she was diagnosed with type 2 narcolepsy without cataplexy at the age of 44. She is a compassionate individual, enthusiast of all things crafty, and a grandmother. A trained speaker with Rising Voices, Nicole aspires to spread the word to others about this misunderstood sleep disorder.

Project Sleep’s live broadcast series Narcolepsy Nerd Alert takes a deeper dive into specific topics related to narcolepsy. Hosted by award-winning geek Julie Flygare, each live event invites fellow #NarcolepsyNerds to explore unique aspects of the narcolepsy experience, contemplate bold questions, and learn from each other.

Tune in to Narcolepsy Nerd Alert live events on Project Sleep’s Facebook page. Catch up on past broadcasts, download accompanying toolkits, and see the schedule of upcoming topics on our Narcolepsy Nerd Alert page.

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