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I am a narcolepsy spokesperson and the award-winning author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. Living in Los Angeles and speaking across the country, I love opening people's hearts and minds to the real narcolepsy, a neurological disorder affecting 3 million people worldwide. Thanks for stopping by!

Celebrating 10 years of the REM Runner Blog!

Celebrating 10 years of the REM Runner Blog!

Ten years ago today, I came out as a person with narcolepsy. On November 10, 2009, I started this ...

Listen Now: Social Experience of Narcolepsy on Sleep Junkies Podcast

Listen Now: Social Experience of Narcolepsy on Sleep Junkies Podcast

“I remember keeping [my narcolepsy] private and always feeling like it was this thing ...

New and Upcoming Treatments for Narcolepsy 2019! Part II Update from World Sleep

New and Upcoming Treatments for Narcolepsy 2019! Part II Update from World Sleep

Did you know the FDA has approved 27 novel drugs so far in 2019, and two of those are ...

Orexin/Hypocretin Agonists are Coming! Part I: Reporting Back from World Sleep 2019

Orexin/Hypocretin Agonists are Coming! Part I: Reporting Back from World Sleep 2019

Room 116: A Glimpse of the Future It was a basic, boring conference room, but there was nothing ...

Taking a “Sick Day” with Narcolepsy

Taking a “Sick Day” with Narcolepsy

When working in traditional offices, I struggled with “sick days.” I didn’t often get colds ...

It’s Almost World Narcolepsy Day, Are You Ready?

It’s Almost World Narcolepsy Day, Are You Ready?

The week leading up to World Narcolepsy Day has quickly become one of the most surreal weeks of ...

Living One-Third of My Life with Narcolepsy

Living One-Third of My Life with Narcolepsy

Twelve years ago today, I was diagnosed with a classic case of type ...

Listen: Julie Flygare on Present Not Perfect Podcast in honor of World Narcolepsy Day

Listen: Julie Flygare on Present Not Perfect Podcast in honor of World Narcolepsy Day

Two people with narcolepsy. Double the insight! A few minutes into recording, I realized I’d ...

Share! Narcolepsy with Cataplexy PSA Video with Ode to Joy Movie

Share! Narcolepsy with Cataplexy PSA Video with Ode to Joy Movie

Friends: I’m SO beyond thrilled to share the news with you today that Project Sleep proudly ...

Are Sleep and Happiness Related? Listen Now To Find Out!

Are Sleep and Happiness Related? Listen Now To Find Out!

I was honored to be a guest on the More Happy Life Podcast with Andy Proctor recently. We talked ...

“Ode to Joy” Movie Review From A Person Living with Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

“Ode to Joy” Movie Review From A Person Living with Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

Today, the new feature film, Ode to Joy opens in select theaters (in New York and Los ...

Celebrating 20 Years of Hypocretin/Orexin: Narcolepsy’s Big Breakthrough

Celebrating 20 Years of Hypocretin/Orexin: Narcolepsy’s Big Breakthrough

LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999: Twenty years ago today, a dog named Kahlua was on the ...

Listen Now: CALM + COZY podcast interview

Listen Now: CALM + COZY podcast interview

Apparently I felt comfortable and a bit snarky on the day that I recorded this CALM + COZY ...

Listen Now: New Interview on Wake Up Narcolepsy’s Narcolepsy 360 Podcast

Listen Now: New Interview on Wake Up Narcolepsy’s Narcolepsy 360 Podcast

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Claire Crisp, Executive Director of ...