This Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8 a.m. (EST) - Discovery Channel airs Narcolepsy: New Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment, featuring my story, along with a panel of experts and a second patient perspective. The program will air a second time on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at 8 a.m. (EST).
It was an honor to work with the Discovery Channel on this show. The four-person Discovery Channel production crew followed me around for a day earlier this fall. We filmed at my home, at my favorite coffee shop, Northside Social, and along the Potomac River running paths (pictures below).
Attempting to film my hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis was especially funny – do you capture what’s happening in my brain or in reality? We filmed both! All in all, the Discovery Channel team listened closely and took great care to accurately capture my experience. I can’t wait to see the final product.
Narcolepsy: New Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment airs on the Discovery Channel this Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8 a.m. (EST) and again on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 8 a.m. (EST).
Spread the word to: doctors, nurses, school teachers, health professionals, friends and family. The hour-long program offers a great educational opportunity for all. I will keep you posted about online videos too!
Pictures from my day filming with the Discovery Channel: