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Why Does Alexa Keep Stopping Sleeping Sounds

There is nothing like going to bed for a good night’s sleep after a long day. Sometimes we need some help to get some shut-eye with Alexa sleep sounds. However, there are some people that have found that their Alexa sleep sounds are not working.

Are you finding that your Alexa sleep sounds aren’t working or stop sometimes through the night? Many people are reporting this issue. One reason may be that you have subscribed to a premium service like Amazon Music Unlimited and you are trying to listen to the sleep sounds through that app.

Don’t worry, there is a solution to Alexa sleep sounds stopping! In this article, we will explore some of the possible reasons why this might be happening and how to fix it.

Why Does Alexa Keep Stopping Sleeping Sounds

Amazon Music and Notifications

If you are using Amazon Music Unlimited for your sleep sounds, you will need to make an adjustment. You will need to use the Alexa app to listen to the sleep sounds.

The Alexa app is free and can be downloaded on your smartphone or tablet.

Open the Alexa app and tap on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen. It it time to turn off notifications.

  1. Scroll down and tap on Settings.
  2. Tap on Music, Video, & Books.
  3. Tap on Amazon Music.
  4. Toggle off the switch for Show my activities in the lock screen and notifications.

In the case of an iPhone, you will need to go to Settings Notifications and make sure that Alexa is not included in the list of apps that you have notifications turned on for.

If you are using an Android phone, you will need to do the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click Apps & notifications
  3. Hit Advanced
  4. Go to Special app access
  5. Click on Amazon Alexa Show notifications and disable it.

Device Location

Make sure that your device is close to you when you are trying to listen to the sleep sounds.

If you are too far away from your device, the sound might not be able to reach you. So, you may incorrectly think it is not working when it is simply not audible.

Noise Level

If there is a lot of noise in your environment, it will be difficult for the sleep sounds to be heard. If possible, try to find a quieter place to listen to them.

Read more: Why does Alexa say “Sorry I don’t know that one”?

Volume level

The volume level of your device may also be affecting whether or not you can hear the sleep sounds. Adjust and check the volume by:

  1. Going to Settings
  2. Hit Device Options
  3. Click Volume on the left-hand side
  4. Make sure that the slider is all the way to the right and that it is not muted

Muted Sound

Check to see if your device is muted. You can do this by pressing and holding the microphone button on the top of the Echo device. If it is muted, the button will light up.

Read more: can you connect two phones to Alexa?

Bluetooth connection

If you are trying to listen to the sleep sounds through a Bluetooth connection, make sure that the device is turned on and that the sound is not muted.

The Bluetooth connection may also be weak, so you may want to try and move closer to the device.

Sleep Timer

The sleep timer feature might also affect whether or not the sleep sounds stop before you want them to. To make sure that the timer is not turned on, go to:

  1. Settings
  2. Select Device Options
  3. Tap Sleep Timer

If the sleep timer is turned on, it will say “Timer is On” and the time will be highlighted in green. Tap on Sleep Timer again to turn it off.

How to get Alexa to play sleep sounds?

To play your sleep sounds at night, you must first enable the skill in the Alexa app.To enable this skill use the following steps:

  1. Open the Alexa app
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner
  3. Tap on Skills
  4. Type “sleep sounds” in the search bar and hit enter
  5. Scroll down and select Enable Skill.
  6. Now, you can say “Alexa, play sleep sounds.”

How do I get Alexa to play sounds all night?

In some cases, you may only want the sleep sounds to last long enough to get you to sleep. However, many people prefer the sounds to play all night. To make this change, use the following steps:

  1. Open the Alexa app
  2. Go to settings
  3. Scroll down and tap on Music, Video, & Books
  4. Tap on Amazon Music
  5. Scroll down and tap on Night mode.
  6. Toggle the switch for Play sleep sounds all night.

Why does my Alexa stop playing in the middle of the night?

Your Alexa may stop playing in the middle of the night of it gets interrupted by a sound.

For example, if a dog barks or a doorbell rings, your Alexa will stop playing the sleep sounds and will announce the sound that happened.

In order to stop this from happening, you can use the following steps:

  1. Open the Alexa app
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Tap on Music, Video, & Books
  4. Tap on Amazon Music
  5. Scroll down and toggle the switch to keep playback uninterrupted.

This will keep your Alexa from pausing or stopping the sleep sounds when it detects a sound.

Troubleshooting When Sleep Sounds Don’t Work

Hopefully, by now you have fixed the issue of Alexa sleep sounds not working. If you are still having trouble, here are a few more troubleshooting tips:

  • Check your network connection
  • Restart your device
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Alexa app

Some a poor connection can be the reason why Alexa isn’t playing the sleep sounds. Most digital devices will slow down due to being on too long.

So, try restarting your Echo or turning off then on again. If this doesn’t work, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the Alexa app.

Hopefully, one of these tips will help you get your sleep sounds back up and running.

Final Thoughts on Alexa Sounds Not Working

 In conclusion, there are several things that you can do to try and fix the issue of Alexa sounds stopping.

These include checking your device location, noise level, volume level, and Bluetooth connection. You can also try disabling notifications for the Amazon Alexa app.

You should be able to use one of the above methods to get your sleep sounds playing again. Then you will be fast asleep in no time.