Sleep Week wrap up

Last week was Sleep Week, a week of raising awareness for sleep health and sleep disorders, including Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, a special day to raise awareness of narcolepsy! I spent the entire weekend in bed as part of Project Sleep‘s SLEEP IN 2015, which was surprisingly productive! I had plans of completing some narcolepsy-related ideas…

Change your thinking: Real relationships

In the previous Change your thinking post I mentioned the importance of surrounding yourself with support. Being able to talk to others who understand you makes a big difference, but what about those that your have to deal with in real life on a day-to-day-basis? Personally, I am incredibly lucky to be surrounded by family…

Change your thinking: Motivation

In my last post I talked all about realistic expectations, and it may have sounded like too much to even start thinking about for those with limited energy (put your hand up, everyone with narcolepsy!) so today I’m going to discuss some different ways that we can increase and maintain our motivation. This is actually…

Change your thinking: Realistic expectations

Depression is a MASSIVE issue for people with narcolepsy. It’s been suggested that narcoleptics are more than 6 times more likely than the average person to experience depression, and are also predisposed to other mental health issues such as anxiety. People with narcolepsy have a difficult time with depression and negative thought patterns for a…