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Why the Dreampad Works

The Dreampad produces a profound calming and natural sleep-inducing response through stimulation of the auricular branch of the Vagus nerve. This technology is based on the natural conductivity of the skeletal system to conduct sound just as you do when humming. In effect, the Dreampad delivers calming music and a gentle vibration through bone conduction to bring the nervous system into balance reducing stress and anxiety. Preliminary research demonstrates an increase in Heart Rate Variability, HRV, a sign of calm relaxation. Thus, clinical evidence using the Dreampad suggest that the sound waves and vibration of the music are activating the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) via the vagus nerve. Here’s what we know about the PSNS:

  • It is the branch of our autonomic nervous system which activates the relaxation response
  • It suppresses the “fight or flight” side of the nervous system which helps to turn off the mind chatter 
  • Autonomic - you cannot control it voluntarily

Dreampad Music

In addition to the core technology used in the Dreampad, we have developed music which is well-suited for the relaxed state needed for great sleep, taking into account the melody, tempo, volume and other attributes. This music is available free via our app for purchasers of the Dreampad.

Common Questions

Is it just a pillow with speakers?

NO! This a completely different - and more effective - experience than listening to music through a sound machine or traditional speaker. Dreampad music is developed specifically for sleep and the technology inside each Dreampad converts sound waves into resonant music that travels internally, signaling your nervous system to relax so you can ease into a great night's sleep.

Can I listen to my own music?

Yes, you can listen to your own music. We will reiterate that the Dreampad is about restorative sleep. The technology inside the Dreampad is designed to produce resonant music that travels internally so you can get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. This is NOT for listening to podcasts or the latest Imagine Dragons album.

How do I play the music?

You can play Dreampad's specially-treated music via the free Dreampad app, available in your app store. You can connect your device via Bluetooth or directly to the Dreampad.

Supporting Research

Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University’s peer-reviewed study involved adults with stress related sleep difficulties. The results demonstrated the Dreampad’s effectiveness in promoting a deeper sleep, resulting in fewer awakenings during the night for the study participants.

SleepScore Labs

SleepScore Labs’ study reported objective and personal data gathered over 800+ user nights of testing the Dreampad with adults having stress-related sleep difficulties. Conclusion Excerpt: ‘Objective sleep data for those with persistent problems falling asleep showed that Dreampad use resulted in more deep sleep and fewer awakenings.’92% of study participants said they would recommend the Dreampad to their family or close friends.

Sensory Institute Pediatric Study

STAR Institute’s published study measured the results of the Dreampad on children with sensory sensitivities. All children using the Dreampad showed a decrease in sleep problems and improvements in emotional, social and school functioning.