How to Use the Dreampad Sleep App

Getting Started

If you have already purchased the app subscription and created an account, you can skip the first parts of this section.  

A subscription is required to use the Dreampad Sleep app. You can purchase an annual subscription here or go to the Apple App Store and subscribe there. If you purchase a subscription here, you can add a pillow or other Dreampad product and receive a discount of more than 65% on the price of the app. If you do purchase here, you will receive basic instructions on how to register and login to the Dreampad Sleep App.  More detailed instructions are provided below. Make sure to check out the videos.

Subscription through Dreampad 

If you purchase a subscription on this site, you can then proceed to download the Dreampad Sleep app from the Apple App Store.  (New version on Google Play will be available in early 2022.)  Your subscription will be charged to you by Dreampad.  

Subscription through the App Store

If you purchase a subscription directly from the Apple App Store, you simply follow the usual steps of downloading, signing up and subscribing through the App Store process.  Your subscription will be charged to you by Apple.

Sign up 

If you purchased a subscription through the Dreampad store, download the app in the App Store, proceed through the welcome pages and then tap the Sign up button. Enter the same email address you used to checkout on the Dreampad store, and create a password.  Please also make sure to review the terms and conditions and tap the Accept button.  You should then have access to the app content.

If you are purchasing the app subscription directly on the App Store, you can follow the normal procedures there.  


For access to your account and lots of other information, including Sleep Tips and News, tap the Gear icon in the upper left corner from the Home screen.

Managing Your Subscription

If you purchased a subscription through the Dreampad store, click to access the Subscription Portal.  

If you purchased through the App Store, click on Manage my subscription in the app Settings.  

Navigation and Playing Tracks

Home Screen and Bottom Bar

When you first log in, you will have a vertical listing of all the available playlists. You can scroll through to try out different playlists. The bottom navigation bar allows for easy access to the three main categories of content: Music, Sounds and Stories.  In addition, you can navigate to the Home screen or the Library from the bottom bar.

Playing a Track

  • To play any track, tap the playlist you want, then scroll through the tracks until you find what you want.  Tap anywhere on the track. It will play automatically.  
  • Use the Play button to play and pause. The forward and back arrows will go the next song or previous song in the playlist.  Circular arrows will fast forward or rewind 30 seconds.
  • The zZ function will allow you to set a timer for whatever track or playlist you are listening to.

Playing Playlists

Each playlist will automatically play all the songs in the list.  We recommend you start with the first song, hit play and set the volume to the desired level.  The tracks in the playlist will play in sequence.  Because the goal is to quiet the mind and get to sleep, we suggest trying one of the curated playlists created by Dreampad.  We believe you will like the playlists we have created.  If you have suggestions please let us know!

Repeat and Shuffle

  • The default setting is off.  The repeat icon will show as opaque.
  • Tap the repeat button to repeat the track (it will loop continuously.) The icon will show the number 1 inside. This is useful if you want to repeat one track all night, like a nature sound.
  • Tap the repeat button again to repeat the entire playlist. The icon will be in bold with no number inside.
  • Tap the shuffle button to randomly change the order of the tracks in the playlist.  

Helpful Tips

See our Sleep Tips for information on best sleep habits, tips for using the Dreampad Sleep app, and breathing exercises.

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