- “Best of all, I feel more energized in the morning.” Chloé, 15 nights with Dreem
Hi Chloé! Tell us more about you, do you have trouble sleeping?
I’ve had sleep issues for a very long time, I think I was born with them! My problem is that I can’t fall asleep. Once I’m sleeping, it’s fine! But I’m a true insomniac. I have trouble falling asleep so I do anything to delay bedtime because I know I won’t be able to sleep. In the long run, this has consequences in my daily life; I’m tired, I’m exhausted, I’m stressed out..it impacts both my social and professional life.
Have you ever tried any other solutions to improve the quality of your sleep?
I used sleeping pills for a while but I didn’t like how I felt when I woke up. I slept a lot but I couldn’t get out of the bed in the morning.
How did you find out about Dreem?
I think I saw an ad on Twitter. I’m really interested in tech innovations. I applied for the tester program as sleep is really important to me. Then, I was contacted a few days and someone from Dreem staff asked if I still wanted to become a tester. I was excited because it was an interesting concept plus I desperately needed more sleep!
The fact that the headband uses very new innovative technology also made me want to try.
Hi Chloé! What was your first impression of the Dreem Band?
When I received it I was worried it wouldn’t fit my head. But actually, the headband doesn’t get in the way at all when it’s positioned properly. I was impressed by all the lights, buttons, mobile application to download.. it was easy to use!
Did you need time to adapt?
Not really. Since there are a lot of sleep induction options, I looked for one that would best suit me. I didn’t find it immediately. Otherwise, I didn’t have any difficulties sleeping with the headband.
Can you tell us about your first night with the Dreem Band?
I adjusted the sound and as soon as the program started, I just focused on the recording and it all went well.
How do you feel the effects of the Dreem Band on your daily life?
Best of all, I feel more energized in the morning. And not as if I’ve just taken something heavy, like sleeping pills! I’m not over-excited; I feel fit, calmer and more serene.
What is your favorite sleep induction feature?
I love the “camping” or “forest” program. This program tells a story, like a movie in your head. There is a little scenario — we can see the sunset, the campsite, someone opens the tent fabric, a train passes by, birds sing… It really helped me to fall asleep. I’ve used it 15 times, it really is my favorite.
And now? Do you fall asleep faster?
I still need some time, but it’s gone from 2 hours to 30–40 minutes with the headband. For example, I didn’t put the headband on last night — and it took me 6 hours to fall asleep.
So the headband really helps. Sometimes I have to put a second program on, but it always works eventually. I always end up falling asleep, not like last night!
Did you see the impact of the deep sleep stimulations?
Deep sleep stimulations definitely improved the length of my night’s sleep. I can sleep for 11–12 hours. Once sleep, I’m in for a really long night! So the Dreem headband has improved both the quality and quantity of my sleep.
Do you check your sleep results on the Dreem Application?
Yes, I love it! When people have sleep issues, they are really worried about it. Not sleeping affects all aspects of life. It’s impossible to fall asleep at night, so it’s like a health program basically. Or a fitness program. People want to know where they stand, they want to see if they have made progress. It’s like a doctor taking your blood pressure. You want to know if it’s better than the previous week, or not. So yes, I check my results every morning.
To conclude Chloé, are you happy with your Dreem Band?
Yes. The sleep induction programs, helping me fall asleep, are really awesome. And I really enjoy discovering more about my night’s sleep on the mobile application. I also like the medical aspect of the headband.
Thanks, Chloé for sharing your experience with the Dreem Band!