ABOUT THE DREAMPAD
The Dreampad is a pleasant, relaxing experience for both children and adults. In particular, it is helpful for those who experience stress and have difficulty sleeping.
The Dreampad is a comfortable pillow with embedded Intrasound Technology™. Each Dreampad purchase includes a free download of the Dreampad Sleep App from the Apple or Android store. In addition, a Dreampad purchase includes instructions for use and a 6-ft extension cable.
We are all unique and have different reactions to the Dreampad. Try it each night for a few days, at least, before you judge whether or not it’s for you. Clinicians report positive results with about 80% of their patients in the areas of stress reduction and improved sleep.
The only way to know if it suits you is to try it. We offer a 30-day trial period, so you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping.
There are two health related caveats around Dreampad usage. We recommend that those prone to motion sickness begin using the Dreampad in short sessions of 10 minutes to make sure the vibrational music does not trigger a reaction similar to that of motion sickness. We also caution against leaving the Dreampad in the crib of a child one year or younger because of the risk of suffocation. Children and adults with medical conditions should consult their doctor before using.
The Dreampad device is functionally closer to a speaker than a phone, i.e. it does not emit EMR. However, many people are concerned about radio waves emitted from phones. The jury is still out on this but for those who prefer to be cautious (as we do), we suggest putting your phone on Airplane Mode when using it with the Dreampad. In this mode, no signals can come in or go out. Alternatively, you can use the Dreampad Bluetooth. This emits EMR but at a miniscule level (for comparison purposes, think of your cell phone reaching a tower miles away vs. the Bluetooth which has a reach of about 33 feet).
The Dreampad has been used safely in clinical environments with infants; however, we do not recommend using it with children under 12 months of age without medical supervision. Of course, the Dreampad, like all pillow-type products, should not be left in the crib of a child under 12 months of age because of the risk of suffocation. There is no age restriction for seniors using the product.
HOW TO USE THE DREAMPAD
Download the free app, connect your playback device (usually your smart phone or an mp3 player) directly to the Dreampad, or use Bluetooth to control the music wirelessly. A Bluetooth receiver is available on the Dreampad store as an accessory. Experiment with the Dreampad music options and volume levels to find what’s best for you. Note: side sleepers will use a much lower volume level than back sleepers.
We recommend using an appropriate sized pillow case with your Dreampad to keep it clean. Pillowcases are also available for purchase on the Dreampad website store.
When you begin using the Dreampad, we recommend setting the music sessions at 2 hours or less. After a week or so, you should be acclimated to the vibrational music and you can set the timer for longer periods. In particular, those who tend to wake up during the night like to set the music to play throughout the night to bring them back into a sleep state if they wake up.
Yes, the vibration from the Dreampad usually conducts up through other pillows. You can hear it and will experience the same relaxing effect. You may want to increase the volume level slightly.
Yes, the program can be re-started in the middle of the night but this may not be conducive to falling back asleep. Alternatively, you can set the program to run for a specific number of hours through the App.
Some people find it takes several nights to acclimate to the Dreampad.
Yes, reading or studying while using the Dreampad is fine and may actually help your focus and attention.
Yes, either is fine. The volume should be lower when sleeping on your side. Keep in mind that it’s easy to adjust the volume level by simply moving your head slightly toward, or away from, the center of the Dreampad.
No, as long as your head is touching some part of the Dreampad and you can hear the music, you will receive the benefits.
The extension cable may be used as an extension to the connection to your smart device if you prefer not to have it close to your pillow. Simply connect the extension cable to the Dreampad and to your smart device, and keep the device on a night table or drape it over the side of the bed. This also allows you to keep your phone plugged in and charging while listening during the night.
THE DREAMPAD MUSIC
Dreampad music is developed based on the latest sleep research findings, including the core aspects of tempo, frequency and brain wave activity during sleep. Download Dreampad music. The music programs are downloaded to one’s own device (either by an App for both Apple and Android formats, or music files for non-smart devices). An MP3 player with the Dreampad music pre-loaded is also available for purchase. The music selections are then specifically processed to maximize the calming effect and the quality of sound through the Dreampad’s Intrasound Technology.
The volume should be set at a comfortable level that allows you to relax and fall asleep. Too loud and you won’t be able to relax, too soft and you will find yourself straining to hear the music. Experiment with the volume; test it in different sleeping positions. A couple points to keep in mind: 1) the volume required to hear the music when lying on your back is typically higher than when sleeping on your side, 2) lie quietly for a minute and you will realize your ability to hear the music at a low volume improves as you listen.
The Dreampad Sleep App has a timer so you can set the music to play as long as you wish. If you purchase a pre-loaded mp3 player with the Dreampad music, each song plays for two hours and can be set to repeat if you wish.
There is no restriction on the duration of use, nor any known negative effects from extended use, although we recommend starting with shorter sessions to ensure that you are acclimated to the unique vibrational input (also called ‘bone conducted music’) before listening for longer periods of time.
The music that comes with the Dreampad is specifically created for use with Intrasound Technology for the purpose of falling and staying asleep. However, if you wish to listen to your own music through the Dreampad, we encourage you to experiment and enjoy different types of music.
Yes, the music should be audible; this is not a subliminal music program. If you can’t hear the music, a) make sure it’s playing by listening to it without the Dreampad, b) check your volume level, and c) make sure your connections are good. We recommend listening at a relatively low volume level. If there is ambient noise in the room, this will interfere with your ability to hear the Dreampad music, so we suggest either turning off the ambient sound or raising the volume of the Dreampad
The music is probably either too loud or too engaging. First, make sure the volume isn’t so loud that it is preventing sleep. Second, consider changing to one of the other music options. Note: This problem is usually mentioned by those listening to the classical selection. In this case, we recommend switching to one of the ambient selections.
RETURN, CARE & WARRANTY
We think you will love the Dreampad, but if you are not happy with your purchase you can return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price less shipping. The Dreampad must be returned in the original packaging with all parts and accessories in good condition to receive a refund. Note: Some people take a few days to adjust to the Dreampad. We recommend you try it for at least a few days before deciding to return the product.
The Dreampad contains electronic components that cannot be washed. Please spot clean only.
The Dreampad is warranteed for one year from the date of purchase against manufacturer defects. Coverage is valid only with proof of purchase. Alteration of the Dreampad will void warranty.