Use Gentle Sleep and Wake with your smart lights

The Gentle Sleep and Wake feature allows you to slowly brighten or dim your smart lights, switches and plugs. Gentle Sleep sets your lights to a warm white colour, then slowly dims them over the next 30 minutes. Gentle Wake Up brightens your lights over a period of 30 minutes to imitate the sunrise.

Before you begin

  • This feature is available for all smart lights, switches and plugs that are set up under the device type 'Light' in the Google Home app. Learn how to change your device type. If your device doesn't support colour, your lights will still brighten and dim.
  • This feature is currently only available in English.

Link your smart lights in the Google Home app

Set up your smart lights in the Google Home app by following the instructions in one of these articles:

Use your voice to start Gentle Sleep and Wake

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Start Gentle Sleep or Wake on all smart lights in a room.

'Sleep my lights' or 'Wake my lights' (when you are in the same room as the lights)

'Sleep the lights in <room name>' or 'Wake the lights in <room name>' (when you are in a different room than the lights)

Start Gentle Sleep or Wake on one light. 'Sleep <light name>' or 'Wake <light name>'
Schedule Gentle Sleep or Wake.

'Wake my lights at 6.00 a.m.' or 'Sleep my lights at 10.00 p.m.' (when you are in the same room as the lights)

'Wake my lights in <room name> at 7.00 a.m.' or 'Sleep the lights in <room name> at 9.00 p.m.' (when you are in a different room from the lights)

Note: You can say this command up to 24 hours before you want Gentle Sleep or Wake to start.

Sync Gentle Wake Up to an alarm on your speaker or display.

'Turn on Gentle Wake Up' (when you are in the same room as the lights)

'Turn on Gentle Wake Up in <room name>' (when you are in a different room than the lights)

Note: You only need to say this command once. When you turn on Gentle Wake Up, it syncs to lights in the same room with any morning alarm that you set on the same device thereafter.

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