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Published on Mar 4, 2013
Julie Flygare talks with Forward Motion's Karen Allyn about narcolepsy, sleep health and her recent memoir, Wide Awake and Dreaming. Recorded on Jan. 15, 2013 and aired on MCM Channel 21. Julie Flygare is a woman living with narcolepsy, a runner, advocate and the award-winning author of "Wide Awake and Dreaming, A Memoir of Narcolepsy."
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Julie Flygare was on an ambitious path to success, entering law school at age 22, when narcolepsy destroyed the neurological boundaries between dreaming and reality in her brain. She faced terrifying hallucinations, paralysis and excruciating sleepiness aspects of dream sleep taking place while wide awake. Yet, narcolepsy was a wake-up call for Julie. Her illness propelled her onto a journey she never imagined from lying paralyzed on her apartment floor to dancing euphorically at a nightclub; from the classrooms of Harvard Medical School to the start line of the Boston Marathon. Winner of the San Francisco Book Festival Award for Biography/Autobiography, Wide Awake and Dreaming is a revealing first-hand account of dreams gone wrong with narcolepsy. It s the brave story of one woman trampling over barriers and finding light in the darkest of circumstances.
If you suspect you might have narcolepsy, please consult a sleep specialist or sleep neurologist experienced in narcolepsy/cataplexy. To find a sleep center near you: http://www.sleepeducation.com/find-a-...