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 Pillows

Every time we speak we hear ourselves in two way: externally and internally.  Our voice carries through the air waves and enters our outer ear; simultaneously, the vibration from our larynx is carried by the body (primarily our bones, which are excellent conductors) to the inner ear.  Have you ever noticed that your voice sounds different when you’re hearing it played back in a recording?  The difference is because you’re not getting the resonance of the internal sound you receive when you speak.

The Dreampad technology replicates this natural process by playing music through transducers which convert the music into a vibration that travels internally to your inner ear.

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One positive aspect of this is that you’re not disturbing others in the room when you’re using the Dreampad.  More importantly, as the vibration moves toward the bony area surrounding your middle and inner ear, it is triggering your body’s relaxation response.  Clinical data by researchers suggests that the calming effect of the Dreampad is a result of the vibrational music stimulating the vagus nerve, which in turn activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).  Our PNS helps us regulate stress – if we’re in a state of hyper-arousal, or elevated stress, the PNS is the part of our nervous system which brings us down to a calmer place where we can relax and fall asleep.

The Dreampad has been tested with various populations, including adults, children, war veterans with PTSD, children with autism and sensory processing difficulties (see our research page).  More studies are being developed to determine its effect on the autonomic nervous system as well as to identify specific groups who might benefit from its calming influence.

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.

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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.