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Time to chill: Alexa can help you relax, unwind and get some z’s

Alexa has a bunch of skills and features to help you beat burnout, de-stress and drift off to sleep. Here are our favourite ways to chill out...

Relax and unwind

Get back to the calm of nature, by saying...
“Alexa, open Best Forest Sounds”
“Alexa, open Best Ocean Sounds”
“Alexa, open Best Rain Sounds”
“Alexa, open Bird Sounds”
“Alexa open Zen Sounds”

Clear your mind

Find your focus with meditation skills. Just say...
“Alexa, open Headspace”
“Alexa, help me focus”
“Alexa, let’s meditate”

Nap time

Recharge your batteries with a quick power nap. Just say...
“Alexa, set a timer for 20 mins”

Lullabies and bedtime stories for children

Help the little ones drift off with lullabies and bedtime story skills.
“Alexa, open Bedtime Explorers”
“Alexa, open Stolen Stars of Matariki”
“Alexa, ask Amazon Storytime to tell me a bedtime story”
"Alexa, sing a lullaby"

Please note: Before children can get started with the featured skills, an adult is required to enable skills for kids in the Alexa app. To do this, open the app, go to More > Settings > Account Settings > Kid Skills and press the Allow Kid Skills toggle.

Relax with a routine

With a single phrase, Alexa can perform a series of actions, such as setting your morning alarm, playing relaxing sounds and turning off the lights. To setup a routine, visit the Alexa app and follow these steps:
1. Select More on the bottom right of the screen.
2. Select Routines.
3. Select the + sign to create a routine.

Alternatively, if you would like to setup a default routine, such as Goodnight, where Alexa will wish you goodnight, select the Featured tab. To customise this experience, select Goodnight, followed by Add action. For example, you could add an action to automatically turn off all the lights under Smart Home or preset your device volume under Device Settings.

Wind down with smart home and night lights

Having to get up to flick a light switch could become a thing of the past, thanks to voice-controlled lights with Alexa.
“Alexa, turn off the bedroom lights”
“Alexa, dim the bedroom lights”
“Alexa, open Night Light”
“Alexa, open Night Night”

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Leave a review

If you would like to leave a review for any of the skills featured in this post, visit the Skills Store and click on the relevant skill icon. Once you’re on the appropriate skill page, scroll down to the Customer Reviews section and provide feedback.

Please Note: Wifi required. Certain services are subject to change or withdrawal at anytime, may not be available in all areas, and may require separate subscriptions