If we had to guess which health subjects are most challenging for amputees to find information about, we would not have put sleep techniques at the top of the list. But according to the Amputee Coalition’s recently released Community Needs Survey, more than half of people with limb difference can’t find resources to help them get better sleep. That should be a wake-up call for limb-loss researchers, who have largely ignored the influence of sleep on amputees’ long-term well-being.
With 1,700 participants, the Community Needs Survey is the largest-ever study to focus on gaps in amputee health resources. Get more details at amputee-coalition.org/research/community-needs-survey-results.