Idorsia's newest patient ambassador champion skier Lindsey Vonn developed insomnia after major knee surgery. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

Idor­sia adds Olympic gold medal­ist and in­som­nia pa­tient Lind­sey Vonn to its celebri­ty spokesper­son ros­ter

Af­ter Olympic gold medal­ist Lind­sey Vonn’s first ma­jor knee surgery in 2013, she couldn’t sleep. That was the be­gin­ning of a cy­cle of more in­juries, added anx­i­ety and stress snow­balling in­to an even­tu­al di­ag­no­sis of in­som­nia.

Now Vonn’s team­ing up with Idor­sia Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals on its sleep drug Qu­viviq as its newest celebri­ty pa­tient am­bas­sador. Vonn ap­peared in me­dia in­ter­views this week, in­clud­ing on the To­day Show and Peo­ple mag­a­zine, talk­ing about her strug­gles with sleep, along with over­all men­tal health is­sues.

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