I've always been the person who, no matter how tired I am at 9 p.m., will be awake until midnight trying to slow my thoughts and calm my mind. One thing that can help me rest assured once I do finally fall asleep, though? Knowing that I'm not alone. In fact, according to Dreampad Sleep, 27 percent of the population has trouble falling asleep and 68 percent struggle with difficulties sleeping at least once a week. Oof...
For this reason, when I learned about The Dreampad—a smart pillow designed to help people sleep deeply, thanks to an embedded white noise speaker—I had to try it out. Since I've also never been a person who can sleep in silence (yes, I use a fan in the dead of winter), a white noise pillow to help me de-stress was music to my ears—literally.
When I began using my Firm Support Dreampad, I was wildly impressed. Through the Dreampad app, I was able to choose from a range of tranquil music—from Seaside Strings (my personal fav) to Acoustic Daydream—then play it through the pillow via Bluetooth technology. For me, the coolest part was that even on the loudest volume, the music could not be heard unless my head was on the pillow. In other words, if you sleep with a partner, it won't bother them! And you don't even have to wear headphones!
Though Seaside Strings had me drifting off to sleep within minutes after a very stressful day, I will say the Firm Support version wouldn't be my first pick off the pillow menu if I chose another. Since the pillow itself was a little too thick for my liking, I woke up the next day with a kink in my neck. So, if you prefer to keep your head at less of an angle as you snooze, I'd recommend checking out one of the other sizes: Memory Support, Medium Support, or Slim Support.
4 Things You Should Know About the Dreampad
- The Dreampad was originally designed to help children with high levels of anxiety, including trauma and autism, and it worked so well parents began using them.
- A study conducted by SleepScore Labs tracked Dreampad users across 400 nights of use and found that 84 percent were able to keep their minds from distraction to help them sleep.
- It's beneficial for people of all ages including adults, teenagers, and kids alike.
- It's made with hypoallergenic ecofill.
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