Sleep Walk

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 […]


When Dreams Come True – SLEEP WALK 2012

by julie on March 12, 2012

    The week of SLEEP WALK 2012, I checked the weather obsessively like a bridezilla awaiting her wedding day.  Hosting a “rain or shine” event outdoors in March is precarious. It could snow; it could be summer. Arriving at the National Mall early Saturday morning – the sun was shining brightly, not a cloud in […]


Grab your glitter glue, bedazzlers, ribbons, and stickers – it’s time to make creative sleep/dream themed signage for the second annual SLEEP WALK (Saturday March 10, 2012 at 9am on the National Mall). My close friend and Nia instructor Sue hosted an informal sign-making party this past Sunday with myself, Sze-Ping and Kerry. It was […]

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Happy Sleep Week!

by julie on March 5, 2012

I’m so excited National Sleep Awareness Week is here (March 4-11th)!  In preparation, I attended two sleep-related events last week on behalf of Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN). NSART:On Thursday, I represented WUN at the National Sleep Awareness Roundtable (NSART). This was my second year attending this meeting.  NSART is a national coalition of government, professional, voluntary, […]

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Guest Post on AASM’s Sleep Education Blog

by julie on February 23, 2012

I’m so excited to announce that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine invited me to write a guest post on their well-respected Sleep Education Blog. I wrote about my struggle to get a good night’s sleep and the upcoming SLEEP WALK!  Please check out my post here.


Inevitable Dreams

by julie on February 15, 2012

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable,and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” Have you ever awoken from a dream wishing it was reality? A year ago, I dreamed about going sleep walking on the National Mall to raise awareness about narcolepsy and sleep. I […]


(Readers: For the first time, I’ve invited a Guest Blogger for REM Runner! The author of this post, Gail Pean, is a great writer, accomplished artist and close friend.  Since meeting in a writing class a year ago, Gail has been a pillar of support and understanding – her shoulder has served as a pillow for […]