Sleep In 2018 Sparks Courage and Connection

On March 9-11, 2018, Project Sleep’s Sleep In 2018 rallied individuals around the world to make peace with sleep. This fourth annual event challenged individuals to stay in bed for 12-48 hours while raising awareness (#SleepIn2018) and critical funding for Project Sleep during Sleep Awareness Week.


77 Individuals and 16 Teams registered for the Sleep In!

8 countries including Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the U.S.

37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Four provinces in Canada

Collectively, participants pledged an incredible 1,538 hours in bed

Raised over $6,000 to provide critical support for Project Sleep’s programming

370 #SleepIn2018 posts on Instagram alone!


On Friday night, our friends in Australia and New Zealand were the first to say “good night” via our Instagram InstaSleepIn.  Saturday morning, Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare hosted a FB Live Broadcast – focusing on an innovative approach to awareness and advocacy.

Saturday afternoon, we flew on over to Twitter for the official #SleepIn2018 Twitter Chat with participants some beautiful insights.

On Sunday morning, CPAP BABES founder Stacy took over our Instragram for a special Live Broadcast along with special guest, god-daughter, Ruby. Together, Stacy and Ruby provided incredibly educational and heartfelt perspectives on living with sleep apnea and using Cpap, from adult and pediatric points-of-view.

Last but not least, DJ Fe brought down the house with her energizing tracks during the REM Dance Party on FB live! Learn more about DJ Fe’s inspiring journey as a person with narcolepsy here.


Congratulations and thank you to our prize winners below. Your #SleepIn2018 prize pack will be on its way to you in the mail shortly!


Katie O’Connell

Andrea Kennedy

Gwen Linton


Read the article, Pajama party raises awareness of narcolepsy, sleep disorders, Kenosha News, March 11, 2018

Shannon Burkoth


Melissa Joseph

Christina Sauers

Rachel Nesmith


Thank you to each and every person who participated in this event and donated to the cause.  It was an incredible experience for all of us here at Project Sleep. Special thanks to Stacy, Ruby, DJ Fe, Michelle and Tracy for giving so much of your time to make this such a special event. We hope you felt the love, saw the awareness rising, and most importantly, got some rest.

We can’t wait for #SleepIn2019!
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