Helping people get some sleep in anxious times will help underserved communities too

DrLullaby’s founder, Lisa Medalie, PsyD, DBSM contributes to this Fortune article, with why sleep is hard to get during the COVID-19 crisis. And yet with the COVID-19 crisis, a good night’s sleep has never been harder to come by. Increased stress, the “loss of daytime structure,” and too much screen time are cutting into sleep, writes Lisa Medalie, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Google searches for insomnia hit a record high in early April. And many people are seeing an uptick in nightmares, brought on by stress and anxiety.