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Sleep better with soothing sleep sounds from Alexa (they're free!)

Just say "Alexa, play thunderstorm sounds"

Or rain sounds or ocean waves or even oscillating fan sounds for simple white noise (this is my favorite!). Alexa can play almost any ambient sound under the sun. Just say "Alexa, play (insert your ambient sound of choice)."

If you want to hear a list of options, say "Alexa, ask ambient sounds for a list of options" or tap/click here to see all the different options.

Pro Tip I Just Learned: You can now turn on sleep sounds via your bedtime Alexa routine -- so when you say "Alexa, good night," Alexa can not only do things like turn off your bedroom lights and set do not disturb, she can also start playing your sleep sounds. Yay! Tap/click here for the simple steps to set up an Alexa routine, and tap/click here for how to open an Alexa skill (like ambient sounds) in a routine.

2 more essential pro tips for sleeping with Alexa's ambient sounds:

  1. Turn "loop" on: Most ambient sounds turn off after a set amount of time (usually 1 hour). If you want the sounds to play longer (or even all night), say "Alexa, loop on" (say "Alexa, stop" in the morning to turn them off)
  2. Set a sleep timer: To play sleep sounds for a few hours but not all night, say "Alexa, set a sleep timer for 3 hours"

In case you missed the Alexa Super Bowl commercial last night...

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