I am so excited to be joining Project Sleep's SLEEP IN initiative. I will be attempting to spend 36 hours in bed over the weekend, which will be much tougher for me than you might think! I normally avoid bed as much as possible to keep myself awake as much as possible, so it will be interesting to see what happens when I am confined to stay there almost all weekend...
If I do manage to stay awake, I will also be putting my time spent in bed to good use, hoping to produce some more materials (video, infographic, illustration etc.) for my website FALLING-ASLEEP.com. The website aims to educate people and raise awareness about narcolepsy and the serious impacts that it has on people's lives!
Better still, if you donate some money you can sleep in easily on the weekend of the SLEEP IN, secure in the knowledge that you already did something to earn your right to be in bed ;)
Join Project Sleep to SLEEP IN for sleep health and sleep disorders during National Sleep Awareness Week. Challenge yourself to stay in bed a certain number of hours over the weekend of March 6-8, and ask your friends and family to sponsor your SLEEP IN to benefit Project Sleep.
Some people run or walk to fundraise, but why not receive support and encouragement to SLEEP IN?
Whether you are a sleepy teen, person with a sleep disorder, supporter, sleep professional or sleep enthusiast, your SLEEP IN matters. Use your voice, and your bed, to shed light on the night. There will be prizes for top fundraisers and spirited participants.
By participating in Project Sleep’s SLEEP IN, you will be joining an international movement of people looking to make peace with sleep.
Click here to download Official SLEEP IN Participant Guide.
How long should I participate in the SLEEP IN?
Consider at least 12 hours, but longer participation is encouraged. Make your SLEEP IN work for you.
Example SLEEP IN schedules:
12 hours - Friday 10pm – Saturday10am
18 hours - Friday 10pm – Saturday 2pm
24 hours – Saturday 12noon – Sunday 12noon
36 hours – Friday 10pm – Sunday 10am
48 hours – Friday 10pm – Sunday 10pm
Project Sleep will be in bed all weekend, empowering sleep advocates and connecting with participants around the world via social media (#SleepIn). Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys will perform a special SLEEP IN performance via Google hangouts on Sunday March 8th, 2015.