National Sleep Awareness Week

CNN Article on My Marathon with Narcolepsy

by julie on April 27, 2017

I’m thrilled to share CNN Health’s feature article Runner: Having narcolepsy is harder than a marathon. This Sleep Awareness Week, please share with your friends and family to raise critical narcolepsy awareness. Working with CNN on this piece was particularly meaningful. I first spoke with the reporter, Maria, in January two months before the race after she’d read […]

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Weekend Plans? Sleep In to Raise Awareness!

by julie on March 10, 2017

After running Griffith Park Trail Marathon last weekend, I couldn’t be any more excited for Sleep In 2017 (#SleepIn2017) this weekend! Please join me by staying in bed for 12-48 hours to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. Yep, you heard me right… The challenge is to REST and SLEEP. Register here and invite your friends and family to […]

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This National Sleep Awareness Week, I had the honor of traveling to Ireland to be the keynote speaker at Ireland’s 4th Annual Suddenly Sleepy Saturday Narcolepsy Event on March 12, 2016.  This experience, and my entire trip to Ireland, was totally unforgettable and surreal. After the long journey from Los Angeles to Ireland, I arrive in […]

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Happy Sleep Week, friends! This National Sleep Awareness Week, I can’t wait for Project Sleep’s first-ever international SLEEP IN (#SLEEPIN2015). On March 6-8, we will be taking to our beds to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders while fundraising for Project Sleep. Let’s make PEACE with SLEEP! Sign up today: www.crowdrise.com/SLEEPIN Full details: www.project-sleep.com/sleepin I truly cannot […]

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As founder of Project Sleep, I’m thrilled to unveil our beautiful new logo in this introductory video: Thank you for celebrating this exciting step forward with Project Sleep! Our new website is on its way soon along with other announcements and events. A big thank you to Alex Withrow for his amazing photography and video production.  Please […]

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Over 40 people gathered to raise awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders in sunny Jacksonville, FL on March 8, 2014! Sleep Walkers and canine friends in tow, gathered at Bull Park in Atlantic Beach, FL. They registered and collected event t-shirts, wristbands, buttons and festive goodies. Attendees shared their amazing sleep spirit posters. As the local organizer and “Sleep Fairy” for […]

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How are you celebrating National Sleep Awareness Week 2014? I’m thrilled to announce four Sleep Walk Events across the USA! Sleep Walk Events are the signature event series of the new non-profit organization, Project Sleep. Please join us in raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders. Sleep Walk Tuscaloosa – March 8, 2014 at […]

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In honor of Women’s History Month, I am profiling nine female health advocates who inspire me to follow my dreams.  These women are trailblazers – leading the way for other women to optimize their health and triumph over adversity. Part I highlighted leaders in Women’s Health issues. Today, I present 3 superstar sleep advocates: 4. Arianna […]

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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 […]

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Three years ago, I started the first SLEEP WALK unsure if anyone would show up. My good friend Gail said she would join me and I believed her. “As long as I’m not alone,” I told myself. Gail was there – the first year, the second year and the third year. She has generously given her […]

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