As we might all know, getting your 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep during the night is important. But sometimes it’s more difficult to fall a sleep or get the quality of sleeping. That’s where Google steps in, as we call it relax with your Google Assistant.
Since stress is the most common factor of bad sleep, Google will help you out with making you feel more relaxed. It does that by playing relaxing sounds through its smart speakers. Just say “Hey Google, help me relax” and the speaker will start playing 1 of the 15 sounds. Then if you want to try a different sound, just say “Hey Google, what other ambient sounds do you know?” and it will explain which sounds it has to offer. Are you more into white noise, just say “Hey Google, play white noise”.
Alternatively, you can ask your Google Assistant to play a specific sound. These include river sounds, ocean sounds, rain sounds and fireplace sounds. The ambient sounds can be played by all Google and Nest smart speakers and smart displays. This includes Google Home, Home Mini and Home Max, plus the Nest Mini, Google Home Hub and Nest Hub Max. It is also possible to ask your Google phone to stream the ambient to one of your other smart speakers, earphones and Bluetooth-speakers.
The full list of ambient sounds, as stated by Google, is as follows:
- Relaxing sounds
- Nature sounds
- Water sounds
- Running water sounds
- Outdoor sounds
- Babbling brook sounds
- Oscillating fan sounds
- Fireplace sounds
- Forest sounds
- Country night sounds
- Ocean sounds
- Rain sounds
- River sounds
- Thunderstorm sounds
- White noise
How Google Assistant can help your children with sleeping
Besides ambient sounds, the Google Assistent also offers bedtime stories and lullabies. It maybe sounds strange that you would ask a speaker to read your child a bedtime story, but your kids might like it. When asked to read a bedtime story, the Assistent picks from a wide range of stories ranging from three to ten minutes.
Alternatively, ask the Google Assistent to sing a lullaby and it’ll sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Rock-a-bye-Baby (with a less traumatic ending).
Find out the products that have this feature here.
As always, Google is your best friend.