The approaching Thanksgiving holiday is a welcomed opportunity for us to pause and reflect on the everyday blessings that we tend to overlook during our hectic daily schedule. In the words of Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Day proclamation, our lives are filled with “fruitful fields and healthful skies.”

For us the field of sleep medicine is especially fruitful as we continue to offer life-changing care to the millions of people who suffer from a sleep disease. Each day we reap a bountiful harvest by helping our patients achieve optimal health through better sleep.

The AASM also is thriving because of our loyal membership and the dedicated volunteers who plow the fields by serving on our board of directors, committees and task forces. I am grateful for your support and involvement as an AASM member, and I urge you to renew your membership for 2015 as we celebrate the AASM’s 40th anniversary and shape the future of our field.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as you gather with loved ones to relax, give thanks and enjoy cherished family traditions.


Timothy Morgenthaler, MD