Watch Now: Julie Flygare’s TEDx Talk on Sleep and Sleep Disorders

On March 22, 2022, Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare, JD, delivered a TEDx Talk at San Diego State University. Flygare’s talk, “What Can You Learn from a Professional Dreamer?” focuses on the power of sleep—how sleep can be harnessed for good, but also bring us down in ways we might never imagined. Please share this video to raise awareness!

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About This TEDx Talk

Sleep is often seen as a blank space or waste of time, yet millions of people are exhausted and while an estimated 1 in 5 Americans lives with a chronic sleep disorder, the majority are undiagnosed. In this talk, Julie Flygare, JD, President and CEO of Project Sleep and award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy, bridges the gap between what scientists now know about sleep’s powerful role underlying our physical and mental health and how our society perceives sleep.

For Flygare, sleep snuck into her daytime life in her early twenties, leading to a diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy, a condition in which aspects of REM/dream sleep invade into waking life leading to terrifying episodes of sleepiness and paralysis. By breaking down what happens when we sleep and what goes wrong with sleep loss and sleep disorders, Flygare’s talk sheds light on how we can better harness sleep’s nighttime power for our daytime success.

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Congratulations to Julie on an amazing TEDx talk! Comment to share what resonates with you and please share to raise sleep awareness.

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