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Every person diagnosed with narcolepsy embarks on a unique journey. There is no standard path, and for many, this proves to be among the most challenging aspects of the disorder. The Narcolepsy 360 podcast is a series of interviews that take a panoramic view of narcolepsy from the patient, caregiver, research and clinical perspective. Each conversation draws on experiences, best practices and expert advice from patients, parents and doctors. From the latest research to lifestyle tips, our po ...
 
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Dr. Indra Narang is the Director of Sleep Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Canada. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Narang specializes in many sleep disorders including pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy. She established the first pediatric narcolepsy clinic in Toronto which i…
 
Dr. Deborah Hartman leads the global research program for narcolepsy and other sleep-wake disorders at Takeda, a biopharmaceutical company. In this episode, Dr. Hartman talks about Takeda’s approach to studying sleep-wake disorders and the importance of working together with people with narcolepsy to better understand what is needed, and with the s…
 
Dr. David Ingram is a pediatric sleep physician at Children’s Mercy Hospital. In addition to caring for children with sleep problems in clinic, he is the founding editor of the ATS Pediatric Sleep Case Series and is adjunct faculty in the department of psychology where he teaches a college Sleep & Dreams course. In this episode, Dr. David Ingram sh…
 
Part of Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission is to provide supportive resources for people with Narcolepsy and their families. During this time of massive daily life alterations, we want to continue to offer those resources. We are all going through a traumatic event together and as we are adapting to a new normal within our homes some may find it difficul…
 
Part of Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission is to provide supportive resources for people with Narcolepsy and their families. During this time of massive daily life alterations, we want to continue to offer those resources. We are all going through a traumatic event together and as we are adapting to a new normal within our homes some may find it difficul…
 
Part of Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission is to provide supportive resources for people with Narcolepsy and their families. During this time of massive daily life alterations, we want to continue to offer those resources. We are all going through a traumatic event together and as we are adapting to a new normal within our homes some may find it difficul…
 
Part of Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission is to provide supportive resources for people with Narcolepsy and their families. During this time of massive daily life alterations, we want to continue to offer those resources. We are all going through a traumatic event together and as we are adapting to a new normal within our homes some may find it difficul…
 
Part of Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission is to provide supportive resources for people with Narcolepsy and their families. During this time of massive daily life alterations, we want to continue to offer those resources. We are all going through a traumatic event together and as we are adapting to a new normal within our homes some may find it difficul…
 
Part of Wake Up Narcolepsy’s mission is to provide supportive resources for people with Narcolepsy and their families. During this time of massive daily life alterations, we want to continue to offer those resources. We are all going through a traumatic event together and as we are adapting to a new normal within our homes some may find it difficul…
 
Dr. Emmanuel Mignot is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He is internationally recognized for discovering the cause of narcolepsy. Dr. Mignot has received numerous research grants and honors, including National Sleep Foundation and National Ins…
 
Dr. Jason Ong is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Neurology and the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Ong and Claire discuss narcolepsy and mental health. Dr Ong’s primary research interest is focused on non-pharmacological sleep disorders, including cogniti…
 
Nicole Jeray is an LPGA tour player and long-time advocate for narcolepsy awareness. Since graduating from Northern Illinois University, she has played professional golf worldwide for 22 years. Nicole is her own agent and has negotiated all of her sponsorship arrangements. In this episode, we hear Nicole’s diagnosis journey and how she navigated he…
 
This is this second of a two-episode series in our deep dive into idiopathic hypersomnia and potential relation to type 2 narcolepsy. This week we are speaking Betsy Ashcraft. Betsy Ashcraft is a retired lawyer who practiced law for over 20 years specializing in securities and corporate litigation, and capital markets. She is also the mother of a p…
 
Anna Leigh Marr is an actor, writer, voice-over artist and a person with Narcolepsy. In this episode, Anna shares her diagnosis journey whereupon it took 4 years to get properly diagnosed and all they while she completed her BA at Northwestern University. Claire and Anna discuss our culture’s glorification of the overworked/underslept lifestyle and…
 
Sara Kowalczyk is a mother and women’s health patient advocate, clinical researcher, regulatory writer and person with Narcolepsy. In this episode, Sara shares her diagnosis story but also her decision and experience in becoming a mother. Claire and Sara discuss how Sara developed an expertise on narcolepsy and women’s health while going through tw…
 
Tara Stuart is a mother, teacher, daughter of a person with narcolepsy and currently training for the Boston Marathon. In this episode, Tara shares her memories of growing up with her father having narcolepsy and how it affected their family. Tara’s dad wasn’t properly diagnosis well into his late 20s early 30s. He worked for his family’s construct…
 
Kelsey Biddle is a PWN (person with narcolepsy) that was diagnosed, just over a year ago, with Type 1 Narcolepsy. In this episode, Kelsey shares the unique journey of being diagnosed within six weeks of the onset of symptoms. Kelsey has taken this past year to fully transition into her “new normal” by finding the right medications and creating a su…
 
Dr. Brian Murray is an Associate Professor, Neurology and Sleep Medicine at University of Toronto Department of Medicine, Chair of Royal College Specialty Committee in Neurology and Head of Division of Neurology & Chair of Research Ethics Board Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. Dr. Murray cares mostly for adult people with narcolepsy and also, you…
 
Matt Hieb is the father of Madi, a child living with narcolepsy. In this episode, Matt recounts the journey on getting Madi properly diagnosed with narcolepsy. She was five when her symptoms started, so doctors didn’t take her symptoms as signs of a sleep disorder. Since Madi’s diagnosis, the Hieb’s have been learning their new “normal”. Matt share…
 
Monica and David Gow are co-founders and board members of Wake Up Narcolepsy. They are parents of a young adult with narcolepsy. In this episode, Monica and David share their journey on getting their son properly diagnosed with narcolepsy. The struggle and gross negligence of doctors, who didn’t take their sons symptoms seriously, led them to start…
 
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