Sleep Paralysis

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Dear Hypnagogic Hallucination Version of My Boyfriend, SHHH!! I’M SLEEPING!! Seriously, dude. You come home while I’m napping and wake me up from my precious naptime. I have narcolepsy and I NEED my sleep. But no, YOU are home and apparently, you could care less. I’d tell you to BE QUIET but, hmm, I’m paralyzed. You stomp […]

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“Despite dealing with the nightmares caused by her condition, April Scarlett Lee’s cartoons have gone global as part of Project Sleep!” April-Scarlett Lee’s narcolepsy journey and the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign are featured in the news this week! Read “Tackling Narcolepsy” by Lydia Johnson, Worcester News, July 7, 2014 [PDF]. I’m so proud to call […]

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Narcolepsy on The Doctors Show

by julie on May 21, 2014

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On Thursday, May 22, 2014, narcolepsy will be featured on The Doctors Show. Please check for local listings here. As a narcolepsy spokesperson and author of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy, I’m so thrilled that the Doctors Show will highlight narcolepsy on TV. Thank you to my brave and beautiful friend and co-advocate, […]

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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!

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In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, the top 10 things you didn’t know about narcolepsy:  10. It’s not like the moviesRat Race, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Moulin Rouge feature comical characters with narcolepsy. Falling asleep mid-sentence may happen in real-life, but it’s not the typical everyday experience. Narcolepsy is more than sleepiness, involving other serious […]

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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 […]

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Another Restless Night: Poem by Denna Noah

by julie on October 16, 2013

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Darkness fallsSleep eventually tooSandman fails to allow deep slumberLike he allows for you My body is exhausted And it cannot keep onIt shuts itself downUnfortunately not for long In your eyes I appear to restBut here, where I amIt’s such a mess Shhhhh I hear him comingCircling through my house Walking room to roomI remain quiet as […]

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I’m so excited to release my narcolepsy infographic! This is the FIRST infographic dedicated to raising awareness about narcolepsy. Please share! Unveiling Narcolepsy Infographic Video: Narcolepsy Infographic: DOWNLOAD FILE Thank you to my amazing graphic designer, Anthony Nesossis.  Thank you to Alex Withrow for his pro video production!  Read about the making of the infographic here. […]

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A Narco’s Tale: A Poem by Maureen Caden

by julie on June 27, 2013

A Narcos Tale Poem by Maureen Caden Narcolepsy Blog REMRunner

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 […]

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Huff Post Sleep Julie Flygare Narcolepsy Article

Check out my Huff Post article, “Stanford’s Research Provides Hope for Patients With Narcolepsy.”  This is a dream come true for me! Arianna Huffington’s commitment to sleep is a huge inspiration to me. Thank you to the Stanford Sleep Blog for sharing my story. 

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