I’ve always been a fan of Alexa and the Amazon Echo.
She has helped me to get things done like ordering pizza, playing music, or setting up my shopping list for the day when I can’t remember what I need.
But how does she help you sleep better? Well, she plays these sounds that are just perfect on long car rides home from work:
The snoring dog sound is one of them; it will keep your partner (and yourself) entertained.
You can also ask Alexa to play your favorite song, show you a playlist that will put you in the mood for sleep, or even turn off all lights and set the alarm.
I’ve used these features multiple times throughout my workday but have never taken the time out of my busy schedule to see what else it can do. I had no idea that there are so many more ways she helps me get some shuteye than just playing music:
So here is everything
What are Alexa sleep sounds?
Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people worldwide struggle to get the recommended eight hours of sleep each night. And while there are many things you can do to improve your slumber, such as avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bedtime, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, and investing in a quality mattress, one thing you may not have considered is using Alexa sleep sounds.
You read that right – with the Alexa Sleep Sounds skill, you can ask for any sound you want to help lull you to sleep. Just say “list sounds” or “ask sleep sounds to play a sound.” Some popular options include thunderstorms, rain, fan, white noise, wind chimes, babbling brook, and ambient sounds. If none of those strike your fancy (or don’t seem like they’d be relaxing enough for you), fret not; there are plenty of other sounds available. Brown noise, pink noise, and the Space Deck are all great choices if you want to block out ambient noises or create special effects with your sleep sound.
And if that’s still not enough variety for you – don’t worry! You can also use Alexa with smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home to play sounds. So whether you’re looking for the sound of rainfall, a gentle breeze, or the deep roar of thunder, Alexa has you covered. Sweet dreams!
What are the benefits of using Alexa sleep sounds?
People have different reasons for wanting to use Alexa sleep sounds. Some people find the sound of nature relaxing and stress-relieving, while others enjoy the familiarity of white noise or nature sounds. Using background music as a focus tool is scientifically proven to improve concentration and cognitive function.
Listening to familiar sounds can also enhance cognitive function and concentration. For example, when you hear the sound of waves crashing on the shore while studying for an exam, your brain is more likely to remember the information because it is associated with a calming sensation. In addition, humans are more likely to seek relief when they’re feeling stressed in specific environments. The sound of nature is a great stress-buster, so many people find it helpful to listen to these sounds before bedtime.
The benefits of using Alexa sleep sounds include reducing anxiety and high-stress levels, being a time saver for the bedtime routine, improving mood and energy levels, and rejuvenating the body with dopamine and serotonin release. Additionally, these sounds can help with anxiety, pain relief, depression, and stress management.
How to set up and use Alexa sleep sounds?
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our health and well-being, but sometimes it can be hard to relax and fall asleep. That’s where Alexa comes in! With her range of sleep sounds, you can create a personalized bedtime routine that will help you drift off to dreamland in no time. Here’s how:
First, open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone or tablet. Then, tap the three lines in the top left corner of the screen to open the menu. From there, select “Routines.” This will take you to a page where you can create new routines or edit existing ones.
To add a new sleep soundly to your routine, tap “Add Task” under “When this happens.” You’ll then see a list of all the possible actions you can include in your routine. Scroll down until you find “Sleep Sound,” then tap it.
Next, select the sound you want to play and set how long you want it to last. You can choose between 10 and 20 minutes or even specify an exact length of time. Once you’re done, tap “Save & Finish.”
Your new sleep sound will now be a part of your bedtime routine! To activate it, say, “Alexa, start my bedtime routine.” Alexa will play the sound and perform all the other tasks you’ve set up, such as turning off the lights or locking the door. Sweet dreams!
Tips for getting more out of your Alexa sleep sounds experience
There are a few different things that you can do to get the most out of your Alexa sleep sounds experience. For starters, you can customize the sounds to fit your preferences. Try the Japanese Garden soundscape if you’re looking for something more relaxing. If you’re looking for something more intense, check out the Thunderstorm soundscape.
Another great way to get more out of Alexa sleep sounds is by using a speaker with better audio quality. The best Alexa speaker on the market is the Google Home, which doesn’t require a hub to function.
Finally, don’t forget that you can use Alexa to control other aspects of your life! You can use voice commands to set alarms and timers and even create shopping lists. By using these tips, you’ll be able to get more restful sleep and improve your overall daily productivity!