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Little-Known White Noise Hack That Puts Kids To Sleep Easily

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Little-Known White Noise Hack That Puts Kids To Sleep Easily

If you're suffering from sleepless nights - be it down to restless babies in the house, noisy streets, stress, or all of the above - then have we got the tech trick for you!

A number of studies have pointed to white noise as the source of a better night's sleep, and if you have a Google Assistant in your house, you could be counting sheep in no time with this little-known feature.

Google Assistant offers a white noise feature. (Credit: Pexels)
Google Assistant offers a white noise feature. (Credit: Pexels)

White noise is the sound of many different frequencies being played in a random order, resulting in a soft, static sound.

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Studies suggest that the sound of white noise can help people - especially babies and young children - fall asleep easier.

The sound has also been linked to improving concentration at work or in the classroom.

Google Assistants are conveniently equipped to play a range of soothing sounds, from crackling fireplaces and soft ocean waves to white noise - and after discovering the genius feature, people can't get enough of it!

All you have to do is say to your Google Assistant: "Hey Google, help me relax", or "OK Google, play white noise."

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One excited and well-rested user tweeted: "Just figured out my Google home can double as a white noise machine and this literally might free me from having to take tranquillisers to sleep???"

Another wrote: "'Hey Google, play some white noise' has been my saving Grace this week."

White noise is the perfect trick for a good nights' sleep. (Credit: Pexels)
White noise is the perfect trick for a good nights' sleep. (Credit: Pexels)

"U don't have a google home in every room for the purpose of playing white noise? Weird......" tweeted a third.

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People are even more thrilled with how well it works for children.

One pleased parent wrote: "Every night when I tuck in my daughter I say 'Hey Google, goodnight' - it then plays some soft white noise and dims the lights in her room. Crazy to think that a brand can make it into your evening and morning routine. How's that for salience?"

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

One warning, though. If you do want the help of your Google Assistant to put your baby to sleep, make sure to enunciate your words clearly!

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Some parents have not been so lucky with the feature.

(Credit: Unsplash)
(Credit: Unsplash)

After speaking unclearly to their Google Assistant, one parent tweeted: "Me: (After 30 minutes of pacifying my newborn): Ok Google! Play some white noise.

"Google Home: 'White dress' by @kanyewest, now playing on Spotify."

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We'll give white noise a go for now, but maybe we'll save the Kanye West tunes for another time...

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Technology

Ali Condon
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