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Dreem Sleep Tracker General Overview
- Provides comprehensive measurements of multiple sleep factors, including heart rate, sleep position, breathing, and awakenings
- Actually measures brain waves, making sleep stage tracking very accurate.
- Registered with the FDA as a medical device
- Includes a lifetime membership to coaching programs and calls with experts to improve sleep
- Uses bone conduction to play sounds to help you fall asleep and wake up
- Includes a relax mode with guided meditations
- May feel awkward to wear and position properly
- Battery charge only lasts one night, and it can be challenging to tell if there’s a full charge
- Should not be used by people with epilepsy or psychological conditions
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Compare Sleep Trackers
In order to put the Dreem 2 in a greater context, we’ve compared some of the basics specs of the Dreem with other popular sleep trackers on the market. The Dreem sets itself apart through its ability to track the sleepers brain waves, making its sleep data significantly more accurate. Additionally, the Dreem’s sleep coaching programs are more comprehensive than most competitors’.
Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker
|Tracker Style||wearable - headband||wearable - watch||wearable - ring||non-wearable|
|Data Tracked||sleep, brain activity, heart rate||sleep, fitness, heart rate||sleep, fitness, heart rate||sleep, snoring, heart rate|
How Does the Dreem 2 Work?
The Dreem 2 is a headband worn while sleeping. The band extends around the back and across the top of your head and forehead to collect thousands of data points every night while you sleep.
Using technology similar to that used in sleep centers, the Dreem 2 has multiple sensors: EEG sensors to measure brain activity, a pulse oximeter to measure your heart rate, and an accelerometer to track your movements during the night.
The device is also equipped with a microphone to detect breathing disturbances, but that feature has not yet been activated on the current version.
The Dreem 2 headband is also equipped with a powerful microcomputer to store and analyze the data collected by the sensors and then turn it into actionable insights, which are shared via app on your mobile device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
You can then view a report detailing your sleep, learning exactly how long you sleep, how often you awaken, and how well you slept based on your vital signs throughout the night. The report will also compare your sleep to other Dreem users, and help identify both your good and bad sleep habits.
The Dreem 2 also has a bone conductor, which transmits sounds directly without the need for headphones. The devices transmits sound by vibrating your forehead, which in turn sends the sound to your inner ear. With this feature, you can listen to white noise or a series of guided meditations to help you relax and sleep, without disturbing anyone else. Only you can hear the sounds.
What makes Dreem 2 different from other trackers is the level of personalization it provides. In addition to providing reports about your sleep quality, the tracker also gives you insights and coaching to help you improve your sleep based on the information in your sleep reports. The app provides tips and guidance to help you improve your sleep, and gives you access to trained psychologists and sleep experts who can provide 1-on-1 guidance on demand.
To get the most from the Dreem, you need to record at least seven nighttime sessions, which do not have to be consecutive. Using the device consistently unlocks modes for napping and relaxing, as well as Dreem’s sleep programs. These programs, which range from 2-6 weeks long, are designed to help you improve your sleep. For instance, one program is focused on for people with chronic sleep trouble, giving them ideas on how to restructure their sleep.
Dreem Technical Details
What's Included With the Dreem 2?
The Dreem 2 sleep tracker comes with the headband, a charger, and access to the app, which is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. The flexible foam and fabric headband can be adjusted to fit different head sizes, and is designed to be comfortable throughout the night.
In order to work as it should, the headband must be positioned properly. Although this can be challenging in the beginning, your sleep report will alert you to a problem with the headband position and provide tips for improvement so you’ll receive more accurate readings.
The headband uses bone conduction to provide a variety of sounds and meditations to help you relax, fall asleep, or wake up. This eliminates the need for headphones, and ensures you won’t disturb others.
The available sounds range from standard white noise machine sounds or ocean recordings, to more specialized sounds like purring cats. Some of the guided meditations also include a voice.
Our reviewers found that the bone conduction method worked fairly well, but reported some of the quieter noises are harder to hear.
Using the Dreem 2 app, you can set bedtime reminders and wake-up alarms. The tracker also includes a lifetime membership with 24/7 access to trained sleep experts and psychologists via the app. After your first sleep report is generated, you’ll receive a call from a sleep expert who will go over your report with you and make tailored recommendations to improve your sleep. As you work through your program, you can request additional help as needed.
The Dreem 2 Sleep Tracker is a flexible, fabric-covered foam headband that’s worn on your head while you sleep. Sensors collect information about your sleep, including heart rate and breathing, which is analyzed and transmitted via Bluetooth to the companion app after you wake up. The device charge lasts about 12 hours, or for one night of sleep; during the day, the headband is charged on a separate charging dock.
|Dimensions||Headband Materials||Sensors||Weight||Connectivity||Battery Life||Charging Dock|
|Adjustable; fits head circumference of 20-24 inches||Flexible foam and fabric||6 EEG sensors
|4.5 oz.||Bluetooth/Wi-Fi||12 hours||5 hours charging times|
How Much Does the Dreem Cost?
The Dreem 2 device is $499. It includes the headband, app, and docking station. Financing is available, and shipping is free.
Sleep Trial None
Shipping U.S., Canada, Europe, India, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, and New Zealand
Warranty 2 year
Made In France
Who Should Not Use Dreem?
The Dreem 2 is not intended for children, and should not be used by anyone under age 18. In addition, this sleep tracker is not recommended for people with neurological problems, like epilepsy, or for those with psychological problems.
Is the Dreem 100% Accurate?
Our reviewers were impressed with the device’s accuracy, but did note that it is not perfect. For instance, the device tracked a period when the reviewer was awake, but not moving much, as REM sleep. In general, though, we found the device to be accurate.
Will the Dreem 2 Cure My Sleep Problems?
The Dreem is not intended to solve or “cure” common sleep problems like sleep apnea or sleepwalking. However, the insights gained by using the device may help with a diagnosis that leads to further treatment, and can potentially help you address sleep problems.
Can I Return the Dreem 2?
Dreem allows returns within 14 days of purchase if you have not used the product. You must contact customer care first, and return the device and all accessories in perfect condition at your cost.
Does the Dreem 2 Ship Free?
The Dreem 2 ships for free, but the free shipping offer does not include taxes, customs fees, or import fees. These fees vary by location.
Based in New York and Paris, Dreem was founded in 2014, and launched the first Dreem headband in 2017. The Dreem 2 was released in 2019.
Dreem does not operate any brick and mortar locations.
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