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Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2015

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday is March 7, 2015.  Get involved!

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday is a day to raise awareness of narcolepsy, a sleep disorder which affects an estimated 1 in 2,000 people.

Some of narcolepsy’s key symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, sudden micro sleeps, and disrupted nighttime sleep. Suddenly Sleepy Saturday is the day before Americans turn their clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings time, a time when even those who do not have narcolepsy may experience sudden sleepiness or daytime drowsiness, just as people with narcolepsy do every day.

Narcolepsy Network encourages you to get involved by doing something on March 7 to help increase narcolepsy awareness.  Here are some suggestions:

Seven ways to take part in Suddenly Sleepy Saturday 2015

Julie Halatek with the 2015 North Carolina proclamation.

Julie Halatek with the 2015 North Carolina proclamation.

1. Request a proclamation in you city or state
Requesting an official proclamation recognizing March 7 as Suddenly Sleepy Saturday is an easy and effective way to bring attention to narcolepsy and our awareness day. Everything you need to submit a request is available right here.

2. Host or attend a Suddenly Sleepy Saturday event
People around the world are planning events on March 7. Check out our list of events to find one near you. If you have an event planned, please let us know so we can add it to our events page.

Nothing listed near you? Get in on the fun by hosting an event of your own. It doesn’t have to be elaborate! Invite some friends to join you for coffee and share some information about narcolepsy over a cup of Joe. The idea is simply to raise awareness!

3. Start a Support Group
Support groups are an important part of living with narcolepsy, and what better day to launch a new group than Suddenly Sleepy Saturday. Starting a group is easy and NN can help. Email Sarah DiDavide to get started.

SSS FB profile4. Download our Suddenly Sleepy Saturday artwork and post it on your social media pages.
You can choose to change your Facebook cover photo, profile photo or Twitter profile photo. Download the artwork today!

5. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
During the week leading up to March 7, we’ll be posting all kinds on information about narcolepsy in our Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us to learn more about narcolepsy, and share our posts with your friends and followers.

Bed Race logo6. Support the Narcolepsy Bed Race
Even if you can’t make it to the race in Roanoke, VA, you can still get involved by purchasing a race bracelet or by making a donation

7.  Join Narcolepsy Network
Learn more about narcolepsy and help us raise awareness every day by becoming a Narcolepsy Network member. Join now!