Sleepless? Use your Amazon Echo as a white noise machine

Get a good night's rest by using Alexa's built-in playlist function and loop mode.
Written by Jason Perlow, Senior Contributing Writer
Sarah Tew

Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night? Perhaps you might want to try adding some white noise and nature sounds to your bedtime regimen.

White noise, which is characterized by sounds that are random that often occur in nature such as waterfalls, rain and ocean sounds (but also man-made, such as fans, air conditioning units, and others) can help you get a good night's rest.

There are apps you can get for your mobile device that produce these sounds which you can pipe through a Bluetooth speaker or even an IoT streaming device like Amazon's Echo, which duplicate the effect of white noise machines.

But you can actually make the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot play continuous white noise soundtracks without the use of an additional mobile device or software. It just requires use of playlists and the built-in loop function.

See our gallery below to learn how to do this.

Sleep with your Amazon Echo

Editorial standards