How sleepy are you?

Did you know that ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are common misdiagnoses for sleep disorders like narcolepsy?  Sleep disorders are a lot more subtle than a person falling asleep in the middle of a conversation, despite what we see in pop culture.  People with sleep disorders, like myself, learn to adapt to our bodies… Continue reading How sleepy are you?

Xyrem Vol. 2

There are so many narcolepsy blogs and vlogs where people track their Xyrem experience and I'm starting to understand why they all start out with such vim and vigor and trail off after a few months: it's because the person is waking up and living life! Instead of sleeping all day and blogging/vlogging in between,… Continue reading Xyrem Vol. 2

Narcolepsy Product Guide

Narcolepsy, chronic illness, and mental illness suck.  Below are some of the things that make my life easier, better, and more comfortable.  These are great for narcolepsy/cataplexy and maybe good for other chronic illnesses, too?  Comment below with your favorite products that we need to know about to live a more full life while battling… Continue reading Narcolepsy Product Guide

Cleaning Out My Office

This is something I posted on Instagram (@curioussparkledirt) one week ago and I want to share it here. Today my amazing husband helped me clean out my grad school office. And then dealt with me afterwards. Nothing makes a person grumpy quite like returning to the shrine of their undiagnosed neurological disease. You might be… Continue reading Cleaning Out My Office

The Fantastic 4-4-4: My grad school success plan

Please enjoy these photos of sleepy kittens while I express my frustration with my psychiatrist. I saw my psychiatrist today for the first time since my narcolepsy type 1 diagnosis.  I knew what her reaction was going to be when I told her and I should have put on my big girl pants and gotten ready for it but… Continue reading The Fantastic 4-4-4: My grad school success plan