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

Updated: Feb 16

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.