Raising Awareness: My Relationship With Sleep
Last updated: March 2022
A healthy relationship with sleep is important to our health and overall well-being. But what happens when that relationship is fractured? This week, we will be raising awareness about sleep by focusing on mending that relationship, sharing personal stories, and providing resources to help those of you living with narcolepsy.
Are you ready to see how you can help raise awareness about sleep? Check out these easy ways below:
1. Take our polls!
What is your relationship status with sleep?
This or That
Is your relationship with sleep better or worse since being diagnosed with narcolepsy?
2. Join the conversation
How would you describe your current relationship with sleep? Has that relationship changed since being diagnosed with narcolepsy? How? Join the discussion and tell us in our forums section!
Plus, read more about how other people living with narcolepsy describe their relationship with sleep:
- My Toxic Relationship With Sleep: A Realistic Portrait of Narcolepsy
- Sleep Is My Superpower
- How I Feel About Naps
"Realistically, narcolepsy is very different from the 'fall asleep randomly' stereotype. While these caricatures in films and TV shows are purposely exaggerated to obtain a laugh, they turn narcolepsy into a joking matter when it isn’t."
"Although sleep has put me in some hilarious and scary situations, it really is a superpower in so many ways. I rely on my ability to take naps during the day in order to function."
"Everyone without narcolepsy has told me how lucky I am that I can nap whenever I want. Before my diagnosis, I would sleep well over half the day some days, and I never considered myself lucky because I couldn’t function without napping and sleeping all the time."
3. Share your story
Interested in sharing more? Spread awareness of narcolepsy by sharing about your diagnosis journey, everyday life with narcolepsy, and ways you find support.
Did you know you can read advice and stories from other community members in our new Community Hub?