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.
Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Narcolepsy & Napping
Narcolepsy and Napping Video & 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.
Meet Our Special Guests:
Luis E. Ortiz, MD is a pediatric sleep specialist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Living with narcolepsy himself, Dr. Ortiz offers invaluable insights from both a medical perspective and first-hand lived experience.
Mary Murray is a teacher, mother, avid reader, and lover of travel living in Los Angeles, CA. She was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia at the age of 36. As a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy advocate, she hopes to help others understand what it’s really like to live with this rare 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.