This is Lauren- She says, “First diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia in 2012, followed with a new diagnosis of narcolepsy after an update to the diagnostic criteria in 2018. But even with the constant battle with sleepiness, I have managed to accomplish raising an incredible daughter, created music and art, graduated from College and worked as a Criminal Defense Paralegal, and more – all while living a very full and vibrant life amongst my community. No matter what, despite the raging desire to sleep, I continue to soldier on.”