New Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story: Meet Science Teacher Mary!

I was an adult, I shouldn’t need naps. So instead of getting help, I got better at hiding it. But the naps kept coming.

— Mary Murray, RVN Advocate

Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on August 22, 2021 with new storyteller Mary Murray! Mary, a middle school science teacher and mother living in Los Angeles, shared her essay, “Nap Roulette,” and path to diagnosis with idiopathic hypersomnia.

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About Mary:

Mary Murray is a teacher, mother, avid reader, and lover of travel living in Los Angeles. 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.

What is the Story Sharing Series?

The Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing Series invites viewers to gather online to watch a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speaker or writer present their story live via Project Sleep’s Facebook page.

About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Speakers:

To improve public understanding of narcolepsy, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program trains people with narcolepsy to share their stories through public speaking and writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs and beyond. Combining the power of real-life stories with expert communication strategies, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing narcolepsy.

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We’re excited to share these moving stories with you.  Watch all past storytellers now!

Please share with friends and family to learn more about narcolepsy!

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