Rising Voices of Narcolepsy: Meet Emma, Sleep Apnea Myth Buster!

I’d never heard of anyone like me who had sleep apnea. I started a podcast to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness so fewer people go undiagnosed.

— Emma Cooksey, RVN Advocate

Our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing live broadcast series continued on October 10, 2021 with new storyteller Emma Cooksey! Emma is the first ever Rising Voices of Narcolepsy speaker with sleep apnea and the host of the Sleep Apnea Stories podcast. We are proud to join forces with her to raise awareness of sleep apnea, a serious condition that often goes undiagnosed.

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About Emma:

Emma Cooksey grew up in Scotland and now lives in Florida with her husband and two daughters. She was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea at the age of 30. As a speaker with Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy, Emma feels proud to shatter sleep apnea stereotypes, which delay diagnosis and treatment for many.

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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