Use your Amazon Echo to get the best sleep in your life – CNET


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Your Amazon Echo can help you find the rest you deserve.


It can be difficult to fall asleep with a million things on your mind. Have I thought about sending this email? Feed the goldfish this week? Should I have done it differently? It is enough to keep someone awake at night, especially when you are not get enough sleep, Fortunately, your Amazon Echo ($ 100 on Amazon) can help calm your mind and Make yourself sleepy in no time.

Alexa can help you fall asleep using guided meditation and relaxation sounds to cleanse your head. The bot can even read bedtime stories to your little ones so they can fall asleep. Here's how to start your journey to relax and sleep peacefully.

Use guided meditation to calm your mind

Before going to bed, you should really think about relieving your mind of all the stresses of the day that you have encountered. meditation is a great form of stress and anxiety relief that can help you relax and calm your thoughts enough to lull you to sleep.

Guided meditation is integrated in your Amazon Echo. So you just have to say "Alexa, open guided meditation". There is a meditation of the day so you always have a new one to follow.

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Make sure you are in a comfortable place during meditation.

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Fall asleep to hear the sound of rain

If you fall asleep easily when it rains outside, you will love this one. It really makes me sleep. Just say "Alexa, play rain sounds" and your Echo immediately conjures up the sound of a shower.

The game continues until you tell Alexa to stop. But if you don't want rain sounds to be played all night, you can always do so Create a routine so that it stops at a certain time. Select when creating the action device settings and tap Stop audio,

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Try the sleep and relaxation sounds skill

If you want to fall asleep to a different sound every night, this is a good skill. There are over 125 sounds to choose from, including thunderstorms, sea sounds and crickets. When you're ready for a nap, just say "Alexa, tell sleep sounds to play thunderstorms" or whatever you want to hear. You can set a sleep timer so it doesn't play all night long by saying, "Alexa, set a sleep timer for three hours."

To download it, open the Alexa app and go to yours competences Section and type "sleep" into the search bar. Scroll until you see that Noise and relaxation sounds Dexterity (it has the highest ratings). Select it and tap Activate use, "height =" 110 "width =" 196

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Sleep with the night light on

Not everyone can sleep in a pitch black room, and a TV can distract you if you try to doze. If you only need a little light, you can use the ring light of your echo. Just say "Alexa, open night light" and the top of your echo starts to glow and pulsate.

This is especially useful if you need to get up at night as it offers just the right amount of light. When you're ready to turn off the night light, just say "Alexa, stop it."

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Amazon Echo can read your children's bedtime stories.


Let your kids sleep with a short bedtime story

When you're busy with work or running errands at home, you can have Alexa read short bedtime stories to your little ones. You need to activate the Alexa app (there are several to choose from). The Short bedtime stories Skill offers nine different stories that can be customized to include your child's name.

Once the skill is activated, you can say "Alexa, open bedtime stories and play all stories" or "Alexa, open bedtime stories and play Little Red Riding Hood". If there is a story that your child does not like, it can say "Alexa, next" to skip and continue with the next story.

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Originally released last year.