The Dreampad system has two parts. There is the pillow itself and a control app that comes with 10 “music” choices. (Some are soothing sounds such as the ocean.)
It also allows for Bluetooth connectivity, but to take advantage of that, you’ll need to purchase the Bluetooth adapter accessory for an additional cost. In the app’s preferences, you can set a sleep timer, adjust the volume and set an alarm.
The pillow has a cord that connects to the 3.5mm headphone jack on your audio source. Since my iPhone 7 doesn’t have such a port, I’m using an old iPod Touch as the source device. It’s actually a great way to repurpose an old phone or MP3 player. Everything is controlled from the app; the pillow itself has no battery or power source, as all of that comes from the source device.
In addition, if you don’t want to use the music or sounds built into the app, you can simply play your music and fall asleep that way. It apparently works just as well since it is the way the audio is delivered by the pillow itself rather than the actual music that triggers the relaxation response. I often fall asleep listening to music through headphones so as not to disturb Raina. The Dreampad is a far, far better solution in so many ways!
I was sent the Medium Support Pillow with Dreampad Technology for review. It is a 20” by 28” pillow with hypoallergenic polyfill and a 100% cotton shell. A zipper at one end opens to reveal the long cord for connecting to the audio source. There is also a smaller zippered mini-pocket that can be used to hold the Bluetooth adapter if you choose to go that route. I’m not interested in the Bluetooth approach since it would require me to remember to charge yet another device every few days. The pillow looks like any other pillow but has the company’s patented Intrasound Technology built into it. As a pillow, it is plenty comfortable on its own, but turning on the tech is what makes it stand out.
The app is available for both Android and iOS devices, and it comes with ten tracks that have been specifically engineered for deep sleep.
The product page includes this warning:
PUBLIC ADVISORY: FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO STEAL DREAMPADS. YOU MIGHT WANT TO BUY A FEW.
They aren’t kidding. Raina tried my review sample and wanted to know why she doesn’t have one. I suggested that the company might want to make a version that is twice the size so a couple can share it and Raina enthusiastically agreed.
If you like to fall asleep to music but don’t want to bother your partner the Dreampad is for you.
If you have trouble falling and staying asleep, the Dreampad is for you.
If your mind races when you get into bed, the Dreamed is for you.
And if you don’t want to give up your review sample of the Dreampad, purchasing a second one is a must.
I’m a fan, and I wish they had gotten a deal with the Sharks last night. Check it out and order yours here.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Dreampad
What I Like: Comfortable as a pillow; works… seriously, the Dreampad works
What Needs Improvement: Pricey; Doesn’t ship with the Bluetooth adapter; I wish they made a double sized that couples can use together