A Sleepy Life


1 x 60’

Year of Production


Production Company

The TV Set

Commissioned By

TV3 New Zealand



For most of us sleep is a welcome visitor at the end of a long day. But for people with narcolepsy, sleep is a thief robbing them of years of their lives. Documenting the experiences of three women who suffer from narcolepsy as they go about their daily lives, A Sleepy Life shows how everyday activities such as driving, bathing and eating can become life-threatening events and how these women and their families cope with the battle to stay awake.