Sleep In 2019: Record-Setting Slumber Party!

THANK YOU to all our participants and supporters who helped make the fifth annual Sleep In 2019 (#SleepIn2019) our best yet! Over the weekend of March 8-10, 2019, Project Sleep challenged individuals to stay in bed for 12-48 hours to raise critical awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders while also raising funds to support Project Sleep’s mission.

Taking place in conjunction with the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week and Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, the Sleep In 2019 rallied over 120 people and 26 teams together across 8 countries and 35 U.S. states.

Participants pledged an incredible 1,420 hours in bed.

Fundraisers and donors raised an awe-inspiring $10,000 to support Project Sleep!

Participants were located in Australia, Canada, Germany, Myanmar, New Zealand, Tunisia, Turkey, and USA.


On Friday night, the amazing @ChronicallyPersevering crew joined our President & CEO, Julie Flygare (@REMRunner) for an interview and bedtime stories via our InstaLive InstaTuckIn. That same evening, participants in Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand were the first to say “good night” via our Instagram InstaSleepIn. 

Saturday morning, Flygare hosted her annual Facebook Live Broadcast from Bed – sharing inspirational thoughts, behind-the-scene stories, and Project Sleep’s 2019 priorities.

On Saturday evening, DJ Fe spun fresh tunes during the GLOW Dance Party broadcast to participants’ bedrooms around the world via Facebook Live. On Sunday morning, @CPAP Babes woke us up with mimosas and CPAP education via InstaLive.


CPAP Babes

Sunday afternoon, we closed out the “RESTIVITIES” with a very inspiring “Sleep & Creativity” Panel Discussion via Facebook Live featuring incredible creatives and sleep advocates: @falling_asleep_elle, @alanna_wong@eilis_architecture, @thenapnook, @michellezagardo, @lisam_l, and @cirocapri84.


We are so grateful for each and every participant’s contributions, fundraising, and social media efforts. Choosing prize pack winners was extremely competitive this year, so please join us in congratulating this year’s winners below. Awardees’ #SleepIn2019 prize packs will include an official Sleep In pillow by the amazing Nap Nook. Special thanks to the Nap Nook for this awesome and generous collaboration.




On Instagram alone, there were over 550 posts using #SleepIn2019!


Tracy Christensen

Matt Horsnell

Julie Flygare

Special thanks to your behind-the-scenes team who helped make sure everything ran smoothly,  Tracy Christensen and Matt Horsnell and Julie Flygare. Last but not least,  thank you to every single person and pet who helped make #SleepIn2019 our best yet – participants, donors, fundraisers, presenters, panelists, and social media mavens. This community is a real-life DREAM TEAM!

See you next March for #SleepIn2020!

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