Dreampad

The Dreampad™ delivers music through gentle, calming vibration which only you can hear. The process brings about a relaxation response from the body and mind which has been aptly described as a “massage to the nervous system.”

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Address auditory sensitivity

Our customers say…

  • I am a finnicky sleeper, have my own down pillow which I travel with and I couldn’t get used to the different feeling of the Dreampad. So I put it under my regular pillow and it works great. The music vibration carries through and I can hear it well. I set it to play through the night and when I wake up it puts me back to sleep. Thanks!

    J. L. Price
  • Thank you for this product. I had a head injury 14 years ago from a car crash and I’ve had difficulty sleeping since then, until using the Dreampad. From my first night trying it, I have been sleeping really well, many nights not waking up at all. Wish I’d had this a decade ago!

    Carla Rothstein
  • I purchased the Dreampad for my 11 year old with sensory issues. It has made a drastic difference in how she sleeps (no more night terrors) and she is waking up easier. She calls it her music pillow. We have been using it for about a month now and do believe it is worth the cost. - Tonya Ainsworth

    Tonya Ainsworth
  • The Dreampad has consistently improved the sleep of every patient who has used it. There has also been symptom reduction in patients suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression and various childhood disorders. The Dreampad is easy to use and convenient as its thin profile fits into a suitcase for travel. The new lower price makes it more affordable for my patients.

    Craig Weiss
  • I tried the Dreampad and found that I don’t like music when I am going to sleep, even though it is pretty relaxing.  I was about to return it for a refund when my wife tried it. She loves it, uses it every night. Now I have to get one for our daughter.

    C. Laughton
  • I run a small clinic and have quite a few clients with sleep and anxiety issues. The Dreampad has helped tremendously with prep for in clinic therapy as well as addressing sleep issues interfering with cooperation and performance. Have seen some amazing results.

    Darlene Boudreaux

How does the Dreampad work?

Dreampad Music PillowsAll materials conduct sound, some better than others. For example, water is a well-known conductor for whales’ voices over long distances. Your human voice is carried by both air (to the outer ear) and bone (to the inner ear) whenever you speak. Hearing the resonance of your own voice internally when you speak accounts for the difference in how your voice sounds to you when played back from a recording, when you hear only the air conducted sound.

Intrasound Technology™ replicates this natural process by using electromechanical transducers to convert the electrical signals of the music into vibrations. The vibrations are carried by bone to the area surrounding the middle and inner ear (cochlea/vestibular apparatus), which play a key role in our hearing, balance, coordination and our ability to filter out unwanted noise. It is also an area which is connected to our Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) through the Vagus Nerve.

Parasympathetic stimulation facilitates our relaxation response (as opposed to our Sympathetic Nervous System, which gives us “fight or flight”). Preliminary research shows that the Dreampad is effective in stimulating the PNS, resulting in a calming response which aids in falling, and staying, asleep.

What is the advantage of Intrasound Technology?

  • Only the user can hear the music
  • No headphones, earbuds or headbands needed
  • Lie as you normally do – on back, side or stomach.
  • After a couple weeks’ use, many see sleep improvements continue even when not using the Dreampad (in research terms, this is referred to as a “carry over effect”)
  • Any age can benefit; however, the Dreampad should not be left in the crib of a child under one year of age

Dreampad Research

EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE DISORDERED SLEEP BUT DO NOT HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM CAUSING THE SLEEP DISTURBANCE
Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Associate Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

Summary: The Columbia University Medical Center study has compared the effectiveness of the Dreampad™ and the iRest yoga meditation method in a 2-week intervention period with healthy adults ages 25-65.
Status: The study was accepted for publication in the The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Publication date: TBD.

A SLEEP INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Sarah Schoen, PhD, OTR, Assistant Research Director, SPD Foundation

Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the immediate, short-term effects of Integrated Listening Systems’ (iLs) Dreampad on the sleep behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition, this study examined the effects of changes in sleep patterns on parent and family measures of stress and quality of life.

More Research

PRELIMINARY STUDY: THE EFFECT OF THE DREAMPAD ON CHILDREN WITH ADHD AND SLEEP- RELATED DIFFICULTIES
The Hallowell Center, New York, NY

Description: Pilot Study measuring changes in sleep patterns and daytime behavior among children with ADHD.

ILS DREAMPAD HEART RATE VARIABILITY (HRV) STUDY
Kelly L. Olson, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Research and Development, SleepImage

Abstract: This study measures the effect of the Dreampad on relaxation using heart rate variability (HRV); HRV is widely considered the most authoritative reference for the Parasympathetic Nervous System, which governs our relaxation response.

MEASURING THE EFFECT OF THE ILS DREAMPAD WITH TEN VETERANS DIAGNOSED WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
Jan C. Nelson, OTR, MA

Abstract: Study conducted with 10 veterans suffering from PTSD. Each participant recorded their sleep habits and pain symptoms for two weeks prior to using the Dreampad and two weeks while using the Dreampad. Their journals included usage, sleep habits and other comments. Study participants were interviewed after initial Dreampad use and again three months later.

You can try the Dreampad for 30 days, risk free.

Sleep on it for 30 days, and if you’re not sleeping better, we will take it back and give you a full refund.