Guest Blogger

Guest Post: Dear Terrie

by julie on November 1, 2013

Guest post by Terrie in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ——– Dear Terrie,   You are about to go on a journey that will take you to many lows along the way. Your doctor will soon confirm that you have Narcolepsy. You will experience all the symptoms […]


REM Runner’s Note: This is a very special guest post today. Peter is a dear friend and an amazing leader in the circadian sleep disorder community. He will be speaking at the upcoming NN Conference 2013 and I highly recommend attending his session. Peter is a great speaker – he is kind and humble yet commanding […]


REM Runner’s Note: I have enjoyed watching the “People with Narcolepsy Pen Pal” program take off. This is a beautiful positively-spirited group and I’m thrilled to feature this guest post.  Carrie-Ann’s Guest Blot Post: I would just like to thank Julie Flygare for the opportunity to share this group among her fans, followers and friends! I […]


Meet “Random Remmie” – she’s had narcolepsy for as long as she can remember. She hates making her bed, she has a lot of pajamas, slippers, and a blue blanket. She’s really random. CLICK IMAGES TO VIEW SLIDESHOW:   About the Artist: Julie Barfuss has lived in Utah her whole life. She doesn’t remember not being […]


REM Runner’s Note: I met Michelle at my first NN Conference five years ago and we’ve remained dear friends ever since. In this post, Michelle describes participating in the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign. Michelle’s Guest Post: I was honored to participate in the Narcolepsy: Not Alone campaign. And that is exactly how my family and friends felt […]


A Narco’s Tale: A Poem by Maureen Caden

by julie on June 27, 2013

I was diagnosed in 2003  and like many of us went through many years  with unanswered fears. I knew I was not lazy  as some days became rather hazy.  I would will myself to stay awake  I didn’t even have time to bake a cake.  For sleep time would come  This thing had me under […]


I feel like a princess locked in a tower. My Narcolepsy is my dragon guard. My weight loss is the lava moat that makes me cower more. My evil witch is merely my medicine, At first we didn’t see the harm, For it had a magic disguise to seem so beautiful. My poison apple of my […]


REM Runner’s Intro: Meet Cherae – a teen mother, college graduate, medical assistant, 20 year old woman with narcolepsy. Young people with narcolepsy may worry about having children, wondering if they’ll have the energy to care for a child. Fair enough. Yet I’ve met many inspiring parents living with narcolepsy. I’m thrilled to share one amazing story […]


REM Runner’s Note: Narcolepsy advocate and my dear friend, Elaine Butler Armstrong recently organized Ireland’s First Suddenly Sleepy Saturday Narcolepsy Event! I invited Elaine to share this momentous occassion with us. Elaine’s Guest Blog Post: It’s always a joy to meet up with the members of S.O.U.N.D. (Sufferers Of Unique Narcolepsy Disorder ) and the children […]


Photography by Tony Wyatt “Knowing that I have the support of such wonderful people gives me strength I never thought I would have.” -Bridgette Snyder REM Runnner’s Note: Aloha! I had the honor of working with Bridgette to start the first Sleep Walk in Waikiki. It’s my dream to host Sleep Walks all over America. I asked Bridgette to […]