Take the SLEEP IN Challenge
On the weekend of March 8 – 10, 2019, Project Sleep invites you to join the fifth annual international Sleep In (#SleepIn2019) to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders during Sleep Awareness Week.
Challenge yourself to stay in bed for 12 – 48 hours and ask your friends and family to sponsor your Sleep In to benefit Project Sleep.
Sleep In 2019 Schedule of Events:
Friday 3/8/19 @ 9pm ET – Insta-Tuck-In Interview & Bedtime Stories with @ChronicallyPersevering and @REMRunner via @Project_Sleep’s IG
Friday 3/8/19 @ Your Bedtime – InstaSleepIn Post photos saying goodnight (using #SleepIn2019 on IG)
Saturday 3/9/19 @ 12noon ET – Broadcast w/ Julie Flygare via Project Sleep’s FB Live
Saturday 3/9/19 @ 8pm ET – GLOW Dance Party w/ DJ Fe via Project Sleep’s FB Live
Sunday 3/10/19 @ 1pm ET – InstaLive Brunch w/ CPAP Babes via Project Sleep’s IG
Sunday 3/10/19 @ 4pm ET – “Sleep & Creativity” Panel Discussion via Project Sleep’s FB Live
Sleep is the misunderstood and often-overlooked pillar of health. Whether you are sleepy teen, person with a sleep or circadian condition, supporter, sleep professional or sleep enthusiast, your SLEEP IN matters. Use your voice, and bed, to shine light on the night.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What will I do in bed all day?
Make posters, invite friends and the local media to visit, build a fort, post photos (#SleepIn2019 @Project_Sleep), join our social media events, take a nap, do yoga, catch up on reality TV, read a book. Take another nap. Rest, relax and have fun.
Project Sleep will be in bed all weekend, flooding social media and connecting with participants around the world. Don’t miss our featured event – the GLOW Dance Party with DJ Fe on Suddenly Sleepy Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET!
Can I get our of bed?
Yes, of course, please get out of bed to eat, stretch, use the restroom, etc. Have fun incorporating the SLEEP IN theme into your weekend in a way that makes sense for you, your health and your family’s schedule. This is supposed to be a fun opportunity to reflect on sleep, not a health hazard or prison sentence.
What is the Sleep In?
On the weekend of March 8-10, 2019, Project Sleep invites you to join the fifth annual international Sleep In (#SleepIn2019) to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders to celebrate Suddenly Sleep Saturday/Narcolepsy Day and to kick off National Sleep Awareness Week. Challenge yourself to stay in bed for 12 – 48 hours and ask your friends and family to sponsor your Sleep In to benefit Project Sleep.
Who organizes the Sleep In?
The Sleep In 2019 is an international awareness and fundraising event of Project Sleep, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. By inviting participants to stay in bed, the Sleep In 2019 offers a relaxing and restorative alternative to events that require participants to expend energy to participate. Connecting people via twitter and video chats, the Sleep In 2019 aims to empower sleep advocates across the globe.
Are you sleep-walking through life? Nearly 70 percent of adults report insufficient sleep or rest at least once a month and nearly 70 percent of high school adolescents sleep less than the recommended 8-9 hours a night. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep or circadian disorder.
Sleep is the misunderstood and often-overlooked pillar of health. Sleepiness is NOT laziness. By participating in Project Sleep’s Sleep In 2019, we are waking up the world to the importance and power of sleep.
Who should participate?
Anyone can participate. Whether you are sleepy teen, person with a sleep disorder, supporter, sleep professional or sleep enthusiast, your Sleep In matters. Use your voice, and bed, to shine light on the night.
What does it cost?
It’s FREE to register and participate. Register at https://projectsleep.salsalabs.org/sleepin2019. We encourage you to make the first donation on your own fundraising page to inspire your friends and family to support your page. Once your fundraising page is set up, email your friends and family to challenge them to donate or participate too. See sample fundraising message in Official Sleep In Participant Guide.
How long should I participate in the Sleep In?
Consider pledging to participate at least 12 hours, but longer participation is encouraged. We know life is busy, make your Sleep In make sense for you.
Example SLEEP IN schedules:
12 hours: Friday 10pm – Saturday10am
18 hours: Friday 10pm – Saturday 2pm
24 hours: Saturday 12noon – Sunday 12noon
36 hours: Friday 10pm – Sunday 10am
48 hours: Friday 10pm – Sunday 10pm
Some people run or walk to raise funds, but why not receive support and encouragement to Sleep In? Funds raised support Project Sleep is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. See sample fundraising message in Official Sleep In 2018 Participant Guide.