their report on the leading health indicators for Healthy People 2020. The IOM, at the request of the US Department of Health and Human Services distilled the nearly 600 objectives included in Healthy People 2020 down to the 24 most important. Included among the 24 was one of the four from the Sleep Health topic - Increase the proportion of adults who get sufficient sleep. It was already significant that sleep now had its own "topic" under Healthy People. On top of that, to be included as one of the leading health indicator is a great leap forward in awareness.The watershed event of the month occurred on March 15th, when the Institute of Medicine released
March is about sleep and this year the needle moved on the importance of sleep. Now our job is not to let them forget about it the rest of the year.