Are you having a hard time sleeping? Google introduces Google Nest to help you sleep in peace.
If counting sheep is not any more helpful to put yourself to sleep, consider Google’s new smart speaker, Google Nest. This product from Google is among the many helpful alternatives to experience the slumber of a baby. It is among the many functionalities the device provides the users.
Besides plotting schedules for the day, Google Nest is also handy for relaxation. To experience this fantastic feature, users need to start it with, “Hey, Google, I can’t sleep.” The device will immediately reply with options like deep breathing, nature sound, ambient music, sleepy playlists, and of course, counting sheep! Unfortunately, it is still limited to that. Curing nightmares is still in the far future.
5 Ways to Sleep Using Google Nest
Get assistance from Google Nest to indulge in slumber. Here are some ways the device can help people who have trouble sleeping:
Play relaxing nature sounds
Another request a user can make is to play relaxing nature sounds. Nature sounds include rain, babbling brook, chirping birds, crickets, and many more. The list goes on and on until the user settles on a specific sound. If a particular playlist is available, linking it is possible with Google Nest.
Play a lullaby
As for kids (and the kids at heart!), a lullaby is available on Google Nest. The children will surely fall asleep with the classic lullabies like Rock-a-bye Baby, a German Cradle Song, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, a German Cradle Song, and Rock-a-bye Baby.
Play relaxing music
Google can provide calming music on YouTube Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Deezer, or Pandora. If the suggestion pleases the senses, open the music app to save it. What’s more, it can link media accounts upon setting up the speaker or any available time when the Google Home app is in use.
Play a podcast
Listening is not limited to music; a podcast is also an available option. Google can play a podcast, but it is set in random. To make it in favor with the user, put the top favorite podcasts beforehand. The app has plenty of choices like Sleep Meditation Podcast, Tracks to Relax, Bedtime Stories for Nobody, Sleep Whispers, and One-Third of Life.
Since there is no sleep timer yet, users can tap the moon icon to start an episode. Google can stop the podcast after 5 minutes or at the end of the episode, any time preferred.
Play a bedtime story
Lastly, if music is not in the choices, Google Nest can tell a story. Top bedtime story picks are from Google Play Books and Storynory. However, the tales are child-focused, apparently. Quirky stories are also available, like Dora the Explorer. Users can choose 3-10-minute short stories and fairytales.
To make it more calming, there is a choice to add background music and noises.