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According to the CDC, more than 1/4 of the U.S. population report not getting enough sleep occasionally. Nearly 10% experience chronic insomnia. The CDC also goes on to state that "insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions- such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression." Here is more on the risks for developing chronic diseases from insufficient sleep. 

There are many types of beds, mattresses, pillows, and other sleep aids to help people with disabilities improve their sleep.  Beds range from adjustable which allow you to raise the head or feet, low profile or higher than normal. Mattresses may include memory foam which reduces pressure points by conforming to the body, extra firm, and waterproof.  Accessories can be added to your mattress to elevate different parts. Neck pillows support the neck and keep the spine aligned. Body pillows releave strain on joints.

Also consider mobility aids for getting in and out of bed. There are grab handles, hand blocks, steps and ladder pulls. Consider rails or floor pads for safety if someone is prone to falling out of bed.

For more information, see the Complete Guide to Mattresses and Bedding Products, an article with advice to help people with disabilities sleep comfortably.