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Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Safety Bed: The Safety Sleeper® 

The Safety Sleeper® is uniquely designed to combat sleep disturbances and self-harming behavioral patterns associated with Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). Our beds are cushioned and padded, designed to calm your loved one during prolonged tantrums, explosive outbursts, and impulsivity.

The Safety Sleeper® ensures that your loved one is safe during sleep disturbances from nighttime awakenings and daytime sleepiness.

How Our Safety Bed Helps with SMS

Prevent Injury

The Safety Sleeper® is designed to keep your loved one safe. The soft frame pads prevent injury by keeping your child from hitting their head, arm, or leg against one of the walls.

Stop Elopement

When The Safety Sleeper® is fully closed, this keeps the individual from wandering throughout the night, preventing elopement.

Staying Asleep

With our SMS safety bed, your loved one will have an easier time falling asleep and staying asleep, thanks to The Safety Sleeper®’s comfortable and spacious design.

Parent’s Peace of Mind

The Safety Sleeper® was built with the comfort of your loved one in mind, but it also gives you peace of mind like never before: knowing that your child is safe and sleeping soundly provides you with a good night’s sleep.

About Smith-Magenis Syndrome

Smith-Magenis Syndrome is caused by particular genetic changes in chromosomal region 17p11.2, which contains the gene RAI1.

SMS is a rare disorder that occurs in between 1 out of every 15,000 to 25,000 births. Although the number of individuals diagnosed with SMS has increased in recent years due to better diagnostic tools, the syndrome likely remains underdiagnosed.

The major features of this condition include mild to moderate intellectual disability, delayed speech and language skills, distinctive facial features, sleep disturbances, and behavioral problems.


People with Smith-Magenis Syndrome often have endearing and engaging personalities, and great senses of humor.

Common Features of Smith-Magenis Syndrome

  • Developmental delay 
  • Self-injurious behaviors 
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Scoliosis

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200 Model

The Safety Sleeper®

Special Needs Bed

The Safety Sleeper® 200 Model is a special needs safety bed perfect for individuals with Smith-Magenis Syndrome who require one-sided entry and our standard safety features, which have been refined over years of tests and feedback.

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300 Model

The Safety Sleeper®

Canopy Bed

The 300 Model is a safety bed with upgraded medical features for individuals with Smith-Magenis Syndrome, including a left-side entry, end-of-bed entry, access points for medical tubing, and all of our standard safety features.

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400 Model

The Safety Sleeper®

Lift-Compatible Medical Bed

Our 400 Model medical enclosed bed offers even more options for individuals with Smith-Magenis Syndrome. This bed can be opened from either side or zipped all the way around to accommodate a medical lift—and it has all of our safety features.

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Resources For Smith-Magenis Syndrome

Join the PRISMS Society

To ensure that those impacted by SMS have the resources and opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and, in accordance with our core values of inclusivity and empowerment, PRISMS is excited to offer membership in our community for FREE to all. Learn why it is important to connect with the PRISMS community.

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A Guidebook for Families Newly Diagnosed with Smith-Magenis Syndrome

This guide has been organized to assist families gather, understand, and prioritize information they will need after receiving a diagnosis of Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS). This knowledge can empower parents and caregivers in the ongoing support of their child with SMS and develop the skills they will need to become confident and effective advocates. PRISMS Publication by: Leah Baigell, Barclay Daranyi, Melissa Haley, and John Mayer

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A Smith-Magenis Guidebook: Exploring Adult Residential Living

Recognizing the need to support those with Smith-Magenis Syndrome beyond school-age years, PRISMS formed a workgroup chartered to explore residential life post “high school” and to create a publication for the SMS community. This group included parents of adults with SMS and professionals skilled in developing residential services.

The guidebook includes information about various residential programs, both in the home and in the community, helpful ‘how to’ suggestions for finding support and funding, and case studies contributed by families from across the country. These case studies provide personal insights about the benefits and challenges of different living situations. Also touched on is how these young adults spend their days.

PRISMS Publication by: Deborah Wehrlen, John Mayer, Leah Baigell, Barclay Daranyi, Mary Beall, Brandon Daniel, Emily Fields

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“Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Guidelines for Parents and Teachers” Booklet PDF

SMS Foundation UK’s Booklet ‘Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Guidelines for Parents and Teachers’ provides a lot of practical and helpful advice about coping with all aspects of SMS. It covers sleep, social relationships, behaviors, feeding difficulties, toilet training, dressing, school concerns, behavior in adulthood, siblings, and sources of further help.

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“On the Road to Success with SMS: A Smith-Magenis Guidebook for Schools” PDF

In this PRISMS resource, Barbara Haas-Givler and Brenda Finucane share practical tips, strategies, and accumulated wisdom from their many years “on the road with SMS”.

PRISMS Publication by: Barbara Haas-Givler & Brenda Finucane

English Version - Kindle
French Version - Kindle
German Version - Kindle
Danish Version - Kindle
Spanish Version - Kindle
Russian Version - PDF Download

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