Sleep Apnea

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: Full details: I truly cannot […]

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Join Us! Sleep Walk Tampa Bay

by julie on August 1, 2014

In one month, on Sunday August 31, 2014, we will be walking on the beach to celebrate sleep in St. Pete Beach, FL! Please join myself and local host, Jessica starting at 9:00 a.m. for a 1.5 mile scenic beach walk and sleep spirit contest. Order event t-shirts by August 12, 2014. Join Project Sleep to celebrate […]


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 […]


Sign White House Sleep Petition Today!

by julie on March 12, 2013

Please join me in signing the Official White House Sleep Disorder and Sleep Health Awareness Petition! The petition poignantly states:”We petition the Obama administration to recognize the serious impact that sleep disorders have on life, help raise awareness of sleep disorders, promote sleep health for all ages, and to encourage naps over harmful energy drinks for […]


The Huffington Post reported that today is National Napping Day (as established in 1999 by a Boston University professor William Anthony, Ph.D., and his wife, Camille Anthony).  “Our goal is to encourage folks to take a nap wherever they may be, at home, at the workplace or on vacation, and to make it a regular part of their healthy lifestyle,” Anthony said […]


Please join me in thanking Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) for his efforts in recognizing National Sleep Awareness Week, March 3rd – 10th, 2013. Congressman Foster submitted statements for the Congressional Record, which called on his fellow colleagues to join him in recognizing National Sleep Awareness Week and to support the Sleep community by raising awareness […]


The 36th meeting of the Sleep Disorder Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) took place on Feb. 25 – 26, 2013 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, MD. The current Board is comprised of five sleep researchers and four patient representatives, including yours truly, the REM Runner! Ad-hoc participants include Michael Twery, Ph.D., […]


Room S115 of the U.S. Capitol quickly filled to capacity on Thursday May 31st at 2pm. It was a packed house with standing room only for the Congressional Briefing on the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan. Congressional staffers, patient advocates and sleep researchers were all in attendance.  The prestigous presenters outlined the significant health and […]


On May 31, 2012, a Congressional Briefing of the 2011 NIH Sleep Disorders Research Plan will take place at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol Building. The Sleep Research Society in conjunction with Congressman Michael Honda organized this event. The Congressional Briefing is open to the public. Patients and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Details below. The […]


SLEEP WALK 2012 Video

by julie on March 19, 2012

Yes, we got our groove on during SLEEP WALK 2012! Check it out: Thank you, Ethan Crawford for creating this awesome video! Thank you, Suzworks’ Suzannah Weiss and Sue Dambrauskas for getting the party started with Nia. More fun videos here. More about Wake Up Narcolepsy here.