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The 1st International Narcolepsy Bed Race in Dublin, Ireland.

Our Team

YOU are our team members! This site is a platform for narcolepsy awareness raising activities. YOUR activities. Tell us what you do to spread the word and we will share it with the world.

Drs. Mark Patterson and Claudio Bassetti at the 7th International Symposium on Narcolepsy.

Our History

Our founder, Mark Patterson, MD, PhD, has been involved in all things narcolepsy since a close family member was diagnosed over 15 years ago. This project was developed from a perceived need to have a combined global effort to raise awareness. 

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Our Mission

 Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition affecting approximately 1 in 2,000 people. The condition is often under-recognized by both the patients, their families, and health care providers.  Our mission is to raise narcolepsy awareness by sharing your stories and activities, wherever you live.

Why Celebrate on 13 March 2021?

Several years ago, the World Sleep Society (WSS) designated the Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox as 'World Sleep Day', a day which "aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders".


In conjunction with the WSS we dedicated the following day to raise specific awareness about narcolepsy, a day for narcolepsy awareness projects, a Day4NAPs!


Next year's event will be celebrated on Saturday 13 March 2021.

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Day4NAPs is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt Virginia certified non-profit corporation

This corporation is organized exclusively for the purpose of raising awareness of narcolepsy on a global scale.

Day4NAPs tax ID number is 83-3777605