Take the SLEEP IN Challenge

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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Make Peace with Sleep

Official SLEEP IN
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Frequently Asked Questions:

What will I do in bed all day?
Can I get our of bed?
What is the Sleep In?
Who organizes the Sleep In?
Why participate?
Who should participate?
What does it cost?
How long should I participate in the Sleep In?
Why fundraise?

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.

Why participate?

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

Why fundraise?

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.

Sleep In News:

Sleep In 2019: Record-Setting Slumber Party!

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You’re Invited! #SleepIn2019 with Project Sleep

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Sleep In 2018 Sparks Courage and Connection

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Meet DJ Fe: Taking Back Control and Finding Meaning with Narcolepsy

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Your Invitation to Sleep In 2018 for Sleep Awareness Week!

  YOU’RE INVITED! Project Sleep is thrilled to launch the fourth annual Sleep In 2018 (#SleepIn2018) to raise awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions during Sleep Awareness Week. Over the weekend of March 9-11, 2018, we challenge you to stay in bed for 12 – 48 hours and invite your friends and family to join you or support your Sleep In. Sleep is the misunderstood and often-overlooked pillar of health. Whether you…

Sleep In 2017 Shines Light on the Night

  Sleep is an overlooked pillar of health and sleepiness is often confused with laziness. This is why on March 10-12, 2017, Project Sleep’s Sleep In 2017 rallied individuals around the world to make peace with sleep. This third annual event challenged individuals to stay in bed for 12-48 hours over the weekend while raising awareness…

Re-Cap: SLEEP IN 2016 Superstars Unite Worldwide!

On March 11-13, people and pets around the world took to their beds for SLEEP IN 2016 (#SLEEPIN2016). Participants spent a remarkable 2,017 hours in bed collectively to make peace with sleep! Our second annual SLEEP IN brought together 92 participants from 10 countries (including Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Philippines, South Africa and Sweden)…

Project Sleep Challenges You to Make Peace with Sleep

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SLEEP IN 2015 Wrap-Up & Acknowledgements

THANK YOU to all our amazing participants and generous supporters who made #SLEEPIN2015 a huge success! The funds and awareness you raised will make a huge difference in helping Project Sleep to fulfill our mission into the future.  Here we present some special shout-outs… The Prize Winners First, we’d like to announce the participants who rose among…

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  • My granddaughter has narcolepsy and I am pleased to help in any way I can. I will send this to some friends and see if I can create interest. Good luck with your fund raising effort and public education.

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