How 6 Google products help you sleep better
How can I fall asleep faster? Why can’t I sleep? How much sleep do I need? Did I sleep well? These are just some of the questions we all have and in fact, Google Search trends tell us that phrases like “sleep,” “sleep apnea” and “night routine” are trending more than ever.
People often think that as “sleep experts” who work on consumer health, we must sleep perfectly every night. While that would be nice, it’s simply not realistic — especially since good sleep hygiene practices happen throughout the day, not just when your head hits the pillow. To mark the start of National Sleep Awareness Month, check out how these Google products and features help us — and hopefully you, too — create a routine for winding down, enjoying deeper rest and waking up feeling your best.
How your Pixel phone can help you rest undisturbed
If you sleep with your phone on your nightstand, it can be tempting to scroll through emails and social media, or check every notification instead of getting some rest. Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7 and Pixel 6a come with features that can help you avoid this. Flip to Shhh puts your phone into Do Not Disturb mode when laid face down, and Digital Wellbeing lets you manage time spent on your phone and set limits on certain websites or apps. When it’s in Bedtime mode, Pixel can also help you understand the quality of your sleep by using AI to analyze audio from coughs and snores during the night.
Pixel phone features like Flip to Shhh, Digital Wellbeing and Bedtime mode help manage disturbances for a better night’s sleep.
How your Pixel Buds Pro can tune out the world
Whether you live in a bustling city or your partner snores a little too loudly, it can be hard to find peace and quiet when you’re winding down. Pixel Buds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation with Silent Seal to help block outside noise. Pair with Pixel Watch or Pixel Phones for a mindful meditation from YouTube Music in the evening.
Pixel Buds Pro use Active Noise Cancellation with Silent Seal to block outside noise during evening meditations.
How your Pixel Watch detects your personal sleep trends
Pixel Watch is equipped with sleep tracking features that are powered by Fitbit’s sleep technology. Combining accelerometer data, heart rate variability (the changes in time between beats) and proven machine learning algorithms, Pixel Watch can estimate how long you spend in light, deep and REM sleep stages, as well as time awake each night. Wake up to your Sleep Score and better understand your personal sleep trends so you can experiment and make adjustments that work for you.
Pixel Watch can detect how long you spend in light, deep and REM sleep stages and provide a personalized Sleep Score each morning.
How Fitbit Premium enhances your sleep game
Take your sleep tracking up a notch with Fitbit Premium for Pixel Watch and access guided meditations to help you relax. After each night of rest, your Daily Readiness Score will take into account how you slept to help you determine whether your body should hit the gym hard or prioritize recovery. You’ll also receive a monthly Sleep Profile to analyze your sleep insights over time, pairing you with one of six fun animals that represents what type of sleeper you are.
With Fitbit Premium, access guided meditations and receive a monthly Sleep Profile to analyze your sleep trends over time.
How Nest Hub (2nd Gen) can sense your sleep quality
Prefer not to wear a watch to bed? Nest Hub (2nd Gen) with Sleep Sensing tracks your sleep without a camera, using a low-energy radar that analyzes movement and breathing. Wake up with gentle sounds and a soft change in light, then check out the sleep summary to see how long you slept, disturbances like coughing or snoring and whether the bedroom temperature got too high or low.
Sleep Sensing on Nest Hub (2nd Gen) tracks nightly sleep quality and environment for detailed next-day insights.
How your Google Home app can automate your bedtime routine
Setting a consistent routine is one of the best ways to improve your sleep over time. By creating a Personal or Household routine in the Google Home app, you can cue actions like turning off the lights or the TV at a certain time and playing relaxing meditation music on the Nest Hub (2nd Gen). If you’re finding the room gets too hot or cold at night, use your Nest Hub the next night to make adjustments like changing the temperature on your Nest Thermostat.