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.”

  • Fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer
  • Relieve physical and mental stress
  • Wake up refreshed

Introduction to The Dreampad

Dreampad Music

Our customers say…

  • My 5-year-old son LOVES his Dreampad! We have noticed a decrease in his auditory sensitivity since we started using the Dreampad. He used to refuse to use public toilets because they are so loud. Today he barely notices.

    Lisa Klostermann
  • I have recently become aware of iLs and the Dreampad.  It is truly amazing to see how helpful it is for my daughter, who is smack in the middle of the angst of high school.

    M.L., Ph.D., Performance Consultant, ADD Remediation
  • The Dreampad has helped my son fall asleep faster, sleep more sound and wake up happier each morning. He has learned to turn it on himself and makes sure that it is on each night. It is comfortable and the sound is nicely adjustable for his comfort.

    Stephanie Blackwell
  • I am an OT. I am trialing the Dreampad with a 6-year-old who was taking 45 minutes to one hour to fall asleep. He is generally falling asleep now within 20-30 minutes. THANK YOU.

    Barbara Marshall
  • I ordered the Dreampad as a Christmas present to myself, and after 2 nights noticed significant improvements in quality of sleep, relaxation, energy, and well-being.

    P. Olivier
  • 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
  • Pretty amazing device… I had used CDs for years but this is another level, I fall asleep faster and sleep deeper.

    Bill Walton, parent

How does the Dreampad work?

All 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. Research is underway to further explore the effect of the Dreampad on the following populations: stress-related insomnia, trauma, veterans with PTSD, children with ADHD and ASD, and cancer patients experiencing insomnia.

What is the advantage of Intrasound Technology?

In a word: relaxation.  Intrasound Technology provides a deeper, more sensory-based level of calm and relaxation than regular speaker music.  In addition to its unique effect on the nervous system, the following are often commented on by Dreampad users:

  • 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

A Sleep Intervention for Children with Autism: A Pilot Study (PDF)– The aim of this study was to examine the immediate, short-term effects of Integrated Listening Systems’ (iLs) DreampadTM 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.

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

HRV Study measuring the effect of the Dreampad on relaxation using heart rate variability (HRV) as the measure; HRV is widely considered the most authoritative reference for the Parasympathetic Nervous System, which governs our relaxation response.

Studies in progress

  • Study measuring sleep changes among cancer patients with insomnia, Denver Children’s Hospital
  • Study measuring changes in hypersensitivity at U of Sciences, Philadelphia
  • Study measuring the Dreampad’s effect on anxiety among children with autism, Touro University

Our customers say…

  • I just posted this in every SPD and Anxiety group I follow. Couldn’t help but share our rave review with you guys. Thanks for a great, if surprising, product!! My son J (9-year old) has sensory and anxiety issues, and has frequent sleeping problems including going to sleep, staying asleep, sleeping in his bed, waking grouchy. Since using the Dreampad, J has slept in his own bed every night but one despite starting a new school. He is going to sleep faster, sleeping more deeply and staying asleep. Waking grouchy has decreased, but needing more time to wake up has increased. He has said the Dreampad really helps him relax, but he has never felt the immediate need to pee first thing when wakes up like he does now!! Not sure if it is a coincidence or an effect of sleeping more deeply, but I’ll TAKE it! I consider it a well-spent $179!

    T.A.
  • 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 refular 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
  • 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