If you have sleep problems, start with "Hey, google, I can not sleep." It will respond with a few options – nature sounds, background music, or sleepy playlists to help you fall asleep. The only one that does not help yet: nightmares.
Things you can say about afor help getting sleepy:
"Hey, google, play relaxing music"
Google finds a playlist of background music YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, or Deezer if you have an account (if not, all these services have free options). If you like the playlist, open the music app to save it. You can link your media accounts when you set up your speaker or at any time through the Google Home app.
& # 39; Hey, google, play a podcast & # 39;
Listening to a podcast is one of my favorite ways to fall asleep when my thoughts just do not fall silent. Granted, if you just ask Google to play a podcast, you'll randomly pick some that you may not be interested in. However, you can specify what you want to hear. My personal favorite is the Sleep With Me podcast. It's just interesting enough to distract your mind, and it has just the right amount of rambles to bore you. The Google homepage worked best for me with the Google Podcasts app.
You can not set a sleep timer yet, but simply tap the moon icon after starting an episode. You can choose to stop the podcast after 5 minutes, 105 minutes, or at the end of the episode. The app is packed with podcasts that you can sleep with, such as "Bedtime Stories for Nobody," the Sleep Meditations podcast, "One-third of life," "Tracks to Relax," and "Sleep Whispers."
"Hey, google, play relaxing nature sounds." Some of the options that I came across were rain, a babbling brook, crickets and chirping birds. But watch out for the sound of the water at night, unless you also want to take a break from the toilet! From the Google homepage, you can also play a playlist of nature sounds from your linked music apps.
Hey, google, tell me a bedtime story & # 39;
I'm a fan of falling asleep on podcasts or TV shows. If your little kid finds it hard to catch a couple of Z's, try the bedtime stories option on the Google homepage. The stories are child related but can create background sounds for children of all ages to drift off to. Google chooses short stories from Google Play Books and Storynory. You can sort 3- to 10-minute fairy tales, curious stories or short films about popular TV characters like Dora the Explorer.
"Hey, google, sing me a lullaby & # 39;
Another way to help children prepare for bed is to ask Google to sing or play a lullaby. Here you will find classics like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, a German Lullaby and Rock-a-bye Baby with a revised (less violent) ending.
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