Arianna Huffington is my hero. In a recent post, she shared the story of the moment she realized she needed more sleep and asked, “What was the moment you knew you needed to get more sleep? I want to hear your story.” Here’s mine:
“The moment I knew I needed more sleep was when I woke up in the parking lot of my law school and couldn’t remember how I got there. I remembered feeling a little sleepy when I left home that morning, but I couldn’t actually see all the pictures in my head of arriving at school or parking my car. I wanted to so badly to succeed in law school that I was compromising my health, my safety and the safety of others. I realized at that point that I needed help. I found out that I’m one of the 50 to 70 million Americans living with a sleep disorder. Mine is called narcolepsy and no matter how much sleep I got at night, I wasn’t going into the right forms of restorative sleep to allow me to succeed during the day. For so long, I blamed myself. I thought I was lazy or just didn’t have passion anymore. With treatment and eight hours of sleep, I have my life back. I work to raise awareness about sleep disorders. My name is Julie Flygare. Thank you!”
WHAT WAS THE MOMENT YOU KNEW YOU NEEDED MORE SLEEP?
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