I just tried a new device called DreamOn by Pulsewear. It’s a new, wearable device, used if you wish with a companion app. But what it does might rock your world. It helps you to possibly sleep better. I call it a tech-style “dream weaver” to help you get through the night and reach the morning light (feeling more rested).
DreamOn reminds me of this song:
I believe you can get me through the night
Oh dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget today’s pain.”
This device looks a little like a smartwatch or a fitness tracker. You can wear it on your ankle, inside the palm of your hand, or on the inside of your wrist.
Once it’s charged for 3 hours you turn it on for a cycle alone or with the app. DreamOn uses ultra low-frequency pulses top help activate natural, restful sleep, fast.
Supposedly, the pulses help users fall asleep because of these pluses, thereby encouraging the emergence of slow brain waves that are intrinsic to sleep patterns.
What’s in the Box?
The box includes a Micro USB cord to charge the device, the DreamOn device, and another adjustable (with velcro) band.
You also get basic instructions, but you can get more information on the APP and online.
The Idea behind DreamOn:
This is kind of complicated, so I’m quoting this part from the press release:
“The DreamOn band uses soothing, tactile pulses to engage the body’s biological rhythms via principles of entrainment, a process in which the body copies and matches the stimuli
from an external force.
When users focus on the external stimuli the brain matches to the low frequency rhythm, in turn helping to induce deep relaxation and eventually sleep.
The effectiveness is increased by the engagement of awareness by using the DreamOn companion application. The app includes sleep-specific meditations, breathing exercises, and sleep tracking.”
How to Use the DreamOn Device:
Once you’ve charged the DreamOn device, wearing the device is easy., Just adjust the velcro straps on either side and put it on the inside of your wrist, on the inside of your palm, or on your ankle abd turn it on.
The DreamOn App:
This device has a companion app you can download to enhance your sleep experience. However, like many apps, it could use some finessing.
After you find the correct link for IOS or Android and download the app, you keep Bluetooth enabled on your phone. Once that’s done, you can find guided audio meditations and soundscapes to help you drift off faster.
The audio meditations are good. But once the meditation is done, you’ll have to get up and turn off the app n your phone or it will continue to repeat until you do!
I didn’t appreciate having to do anything but drift off to sleep so I didn’t love this feature. There is also a sleep tracker which I never could really get to work.
This would be very useful if you can get it to work with your smartphone. I couldn”t.
Does DreamOn Work?
Testing something like this is highly subjective. We are all unique and therefore, our reactions to things are unique as well.
As an experienced tech reviewer, I am loathe to say that DreamOn does or doesn’t work.
In my tests (that’s my wrist in the photo above) the buzzing against my skin was a bit annoying. I thought it wouldn’t be able to fall asleep at all.
However, after using the DreamOn device for just a few nights I did feel more rested in the morning. So, perhaps, DreamOn did help me sleep better. This is hard to quantify,
However, according to DreamOn’s own recent data (from over 600 ) DreamOn showed a 40% decrease in time to fall asleep and an additional 40+ minutes of sleep per night.
The Bottom Line:
What I like about this is not just the fairly reasonable price ($149) but also that it is a drug-free way to try and enhance sleep.
It’s also fairly easy to set up and use.
Although DreamOn is approved for use in Europe and other countries, it still hasn’t been approved by the FDA in the United States. Advicesisters.com likes to share unique and new items you may not have yet heard about. So keep an eye out for that FDA approval.
You can purchase it online now with a 30-day trial period. Learn more at www.dreamon.co.
Just fyi according to DreamOn’s FAQ, the only people who probably shouldn’t use this device are those with pacemakers and epilepsy or other heart issues.
For those desperate for sleep, it’s worth a try.
Pulsewear is a maker of wearable wellness devices aiming to balance biological rhythms. Its product technology was developed by a psychiatrist with an expertise in insomnia treatment. Its first patented product, DreamOn, gets users the sleep they need. Pulsewear is based in New York and is an early-stage startup that completed a successful crowdfunding campaign with over 2,300 backers in 2018.