Sleep Disorder

sleep health congressional briefing april 10 2014

On Thursday April 10, 2014 at 12 noon, the Sleep Research Society (SRS) and the American Academy for Sleep Medicine (AASM) will be hosting an insightful congressional briefing on sleep health and safety in  B-340 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING. Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-17) will also be making remarks at this Congressional briefing. SRS leadership will speak [...]

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I’m so honored to be featured by Women You Should Know in today’s fantastic feature article “You Should Know Someone With Narcolepsy… Her Name Is Julie Flygare”.  The article states: “When Women You Should Know first came to know of Julie, she was described as, ‘a dynamo Rock Star, who accomplishes everything she does with grace, humility, courage, and strength, [...]


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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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 Thank you to everyone who tuned in today for my international narcolepsy broadcast! If you missed it, watch on YouTube or below: Friends all over the US and around the world in Canada, Europe and Australia watched live! Thank you for your incredible support. Happy Suddenly Sleepy Saturday!


narcolepsy event julie flygare narcolepsy spokesperson suddenly sleepy saturday march 8 2014 national sleep awareness week

Join me for a FREE international live broadcast, “Celebrating Narcolepsy Awareness” on Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (EST). This presentation offers vivid description of the narcolepsy journey from mysterious symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. Highlights my inspiring transformation from hiding narcolepsy to living proud and out loud as a spokesperson. Register below [...]


sleep walk 2014 project sleep national sleep awareness week events

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 [...]


julie flygare narcolepsy

Last Friday, Jan. 31, I shared my inspirational narcolepsy story at UCLA Medical School. In one hour, we laughed, cried and changed perceptions about narcolepsy in future doctors. The medical students had recently studied narcolepsy in their curriculum – briefly learning the symptoms and watching a few YouTube videos. I was honored to add my patient [...]


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REM Runner’s Note: Dr. Colon is a diamond of a sleep doctor – he’s passionate about helping people. I’m proud to call Dr. Colon a friend and fellow sleep advocate.  His new book is an exciting addition to the sleep community. Please join me in thanking him for his tireless efforts on behalf of sleepy [...]


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On October 12, I had the honor of speaking at Kentucky Sleep Society’s 15th Annual Sleep Medicine Conference in Louisville, KY. The Society’s membership includes sleep doctors and sleep technicians. I gave my favorite presentation – my personal story of narcolepsy from beginning symptoms all the way through the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign. Highlighting the [...]

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The 4th Annual Sleepy Pumpkin Patch 2013

by julie on October 28, 2013

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Happy Halloween! Join my 4th annual Sleepy Pumpkin Patch by creating your own SLEEPY PUMPKIN. Be creative – anything sleep or dream related goes! Send a photo of your pumpkin to: by October 31st.  Don’t feel like carving? No problem, you can always draw a picture or cartoon to submit. Thank you to Sarah and John [...]