Ah, bedtime. That wonderful part of the day where you simply lie down, put your head on your pillow, and allow those heavy eyelids to close as you enter a dream world. But for a lot of us, the act of going to sleep is not so easy, our brains tend to wander backward and forward in time, wondering if we should have said this or that, and what we’ll do next time that happens. All the while, the clock continues to tick closer to the next day and we’re still wide awake. It’s clear that some people, myself included, need help falling asleep. That’s one of the reasons why Randall Redfield created the Dreampad.
Randall is the CFO of Integrated Learning Systems (ILS), a company that teaches therapists and educators how to use sound and movement therapy techniques in order to improve brain function and emotional resilience. ILS came out with a previous iteration of the Dreampad to help children with autism fall asleep. It worked so well that the parents wanted a Dreampad themselves.
The Dreampad pillow connects to your phone through a headphone jack or Bluetooth, and plays anything on your phone. However, you also have the option to listen to the curated playlist of tracks that were specifically engineered by ILS to help you relax and enter a deep sleep. The Dreampad uses bone conduction technology, a process in which sound is transmitted to the inner ear through the skull. This ensures that no one else in the room will be able to hear the sounds coming from the Dreampad.
Everyone has a different preference when it comes to the “feeling” of the pillow and luckily the Dreampad comes in a few different options to make sure you’re comfortable. It comes in firm support, medium support, light support, and memory foam. So if you don’t want to resort to sleep medication, but just can’t seem to sleep because your mind is racing, you might want to do yourself a favor and try out the Dreampad.