Your Google Home ($99 at Walmart) speaker can help you get a good night’s rest, whether you had one cup of coffee too many or you can’t quite shut off your mind. While the device is helpful for scheduling your day, it’s also handy for unwinding, too. If you’re having trouble sleeping, start with, “Hey, Google, I can’t sleep.” It’ll respond with a few options — nature sounds, ambient music or sleepy playlists to help you fall asleep. The one thing it doesn’t help with yet: nightmares. Things you can say to a Google Home to get assistance in getting sleepy: ‘Hey, Google, play relaxing music’ Google will find a playlist of ambient music on YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora or Deezer if you have an account (if not, all these services all 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 using the Google Home app. ‘Hey, Google, play a podcast’ Listening to a podcast is one of my favorite ways to fall asleep when my mind just won’t shut off. Granted, if you just ask Google to play a podcast, it’ll pick a few at random, which may not interest you. But you can specify what you want to listen to. My personal favorite is the Sleep With Me podcast. It’s just interesting enough to distract your mind, and it’s got just the right amount of rambling… [Read full story]
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