If you are a mom to a child that has ADHD you are probably familiar with night time struggles. In our home bed time can be the hardest part of the day for us. When we heard about a pillow that could help defeat ADHD sleep struggles we had to try it for ourselves. Dreampad from Integrated Listening Systems has completely changed the way we look at going to bed.
Don’t forget, you can enter to win a Dreampad 26 at the bottom of this post! So be sure you read to the end.
How we Defeat ADHD Sleep Struggles
For my son he struggles with large amounts of energy,especially at night after his medicine has worn down. He does not have the natural ability to recognize it’s time to slow down and relax. His body just doesn’t work that way.
Night terrors are also an issue for him. He will be asleep for an hour or so and sleep walk or have a terror. He will have these a few times a month. These are not fun for him nor the parent that is helping him to relax and go back to bed.
I have looked at alternatives to help him relax and fall asleep, and to stay asleep without these terrors. When we received the Dreampad 26 pillow we were excited to try something that may finally work,and something that wasn’t a medicine.
When we first pulled the pillow out if the box we noticed how soft and comfortable it was. We all took turns laying down with it. We then read the instructions to see exactly how the Dreampad worked.
Dreampad from Integrated Listening Systems
Using the Dreampad was very easy. The instructions were very easy to understand, and we were ready to use the pillow that night.
If you are wondering exactly what a Dreampad pillow is here is a brief summary from their site that explains the product. I encourage you to visit their site so you can see the complete overview of the Dreampad:
The Dreampad delivers music through gentle, calming vibrations which only you can hear. The music is carried by your body to the inner ear and nervous system to give you a truly relaxing experience for both body and mind.
- Reduce stress and improve sleep
- Reduce auditory hyper-sensitivities
- Headphones and headbands not needed
- ‘Private’ music – only you can hear it
You simply download the Dreampad app to your wireless device of choice, connect to Bluetooth with the receiver ( if you purchase the Bluetooth pack) and then select your music and timer.
I don’t allow my children to have any tablets or anything that can gain internet access in their rooms at night. So we connected the Dreampad to my phone via Bluetooth and then streamed the music from there. It worked in different rooms.
If you are a parent that doesn’t allow devices in their rooms either there is an alternative. They have a pre-loaded Sony Walkman with the Dreampad music that you can purchase and then just plug into the aux cord for the music. You may also connect it directly with your device with the aux cord as well.
When we were ready to use the pillow for the first time we were in awe and everyone wanted to use it. This pillow will be rotated throughout our home I’m sure.
My son was excited to try this Dreampad with hopes that it would help him relax and fall asleep fast.
After the first night I asked my son what he thought, he loved it.
The ability to look forward to a relaxing experience he knew he would have when he would lay his head on this pillow was enough to lure him to bed nightly.
The calming vibrations and music are very soothing, and just enough. The fact that only the person laying on the pillow can hear the music is amazing. He actually is able to calm down once he is lying down now.
Getting him to lay down is honestly still a struggle for him at times, but once he lays down using the Dreampad he is asleep quickly. What once could take him hours to got to sleep, now takes half the time.
He is very protective over his Dreampad pillow and does not want to share it, I don’t blame him. He shows everyone that comes over his pillow and how to works. He is proud of his Dreampad and what it has done for his sleep routines.
He hasn’t had any night terrors since using this Dreampad, but that could take longer to tell since he can go some time between then, but so far so good.
I would recommend this pillow to anyone, children and adults. Especially those who have sleep struggles due to ADHD, other diagnosed disorders, or for those who simply need help relaxing at night.
The benefits are amazing.
I have thought about getting one for my husband as well. He is an adult with ADHD and has struggled with sleep his entire life. He tried this pillow and immediately was relaxed and wanted to steal this one from my son.
So if you are at your wits end like I was looking for a non-medicated alternative to helping your child get to sleep I highly recommend you try a Dreampad pillow. They have a 30 day money back guarantee, so if it doesn’t work for you or y our child you can return it.
They are also offering a 10% discount with coupon code MyDreampad at checkout.