I have struggled, survived, accepted and denied living with narcolepsy since I caught a virus (CMV) during year 12 in April 2003.
After a crazy few weeks of work and study I realised that SLEEP IN 2016 is only days away. At first I thought "I don't have time to participate in the SLEEP IN" and "I can't arrange being in bed around my weekend". But then I stopped and thought about how those thoughts actually go against the way I live.
As someone with narcolepsy, I plan my life around naps. If I want to go out for dinner with friends, I have to schedule in a nap that afternoon. If I don't get a minimum of 8-9 hours sleep a night - my productivity the next day becomes virtually non-existent and I'm forced to rely on any short-term energy boosts I can get my hands on - which is not healthy by any means.
So this Friday/Saturday I am committing to a minimum of 16 consecutive hours in bed and will add to this time the more dontations I get.
This weekend is all about sleep and narcolepsy awareness!
Please donate to this cause also take the opportunity to learn a little more about narcolepsy and other sleep disorders! Learn more at: www.project-sleep.com/sleepin