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YouTube sleep timer and how it improves your life

YouTube sleep timer and how it improves your life

Hello there and welcome to a new post for this week. Time is flying so fast and we almost going to half of this month already. Today I’ve got an interesting post. I want to talk about the YouTube sleep timer. That is not all there are more great things that can help you improve your life. How can you use this for either a parent or even for yourself? Other great tips to help you to get the most out of this.

I’m going to say this can be helpful in your life. And I want to mention also both ways you can use this. So, keep reading until the end of this post to learn everything about it. Please consider sharing with others if you find this helpful in some way or another. That would mean a lot if you do it and I appreciate it a lot. Also, after reading, share with us your thoughts and opinion about this.

YouTube sleep timer and how it improves your life

Lately, I’ve been talking about how to work on it and earn money on YouTube. However, today I want to talk about what can help us when using YouTube. And I will go through everything you need to know about this. Why it’s important and how it would improve our lives as well. Also, who would need this because I think that is important as well.

I’m not sure who uses YouTube for relaxing sleep music or watching videos to fall asleep. However, I know a few of my family who does that and we call it to fall asleep YouTube. If you are one of those people, you will need to know about this feature about a set sleep timer to help you.

Before we get to the tools and dive deeper into the YouTube sleep timer. We need to know how this is connected. For some people who don’t use it. I’m sure it would be confusing. Why I’m talking about a sleep timer when we turn off everything before we sleep. However, that is not the case for people.

Q: How YouTube and sleep are connected in this topic?

A: There are several reasons why people use it to fall asleep. And I will mention some ways that people. I also used it for a few weeks. But changed from YouTube to Twitch where I keep the stream playing while trying to sleep. This might sound weird but I don’t do it anymore.

People would do this if they have too much to worry about. Thoughts are not good and don’t let them sleep. So, they use videos and streams to distract them. Well, I know because I was one of those people. I’m not sure if there are any other reasons though. This was my reason and some friends that I know do this.

Ways people to use for trying to fall asleep

  • Relaxing music, for sure
  • Meditation for sleep
  • Watching random videos until they fall asleep
  • Music to help you sleep

These are some of the ways that can help you to sleep. And most people use free YouTube music and sleep music and it does help if you haven’t used it before. But it would not be good for those who can sleep without anything. Sometimes you need to get used to it for it to be ok with you, you know.

Q: Why do you need to use the YouTube sleep timer?

  1. If you want to turn off your laptop or mobile after you sleep
  2. Control the time for kids to watch YouTube at certain times or before sleep
  3. When you want to set a reminder to stop watching.
  4. Save battery to wake up and your phone still alive

Well, I know there are different reasons for people and parents. However, I mentioned some of the main things. Although it says sleep timer it can be used for other things. Such as controlling kids watching YouTube videos. Sometimes you have only a few minutes but want to watch a long video. You would be safe to use this as a reminder as well.

My main problem was waking up to my phone turned off. And needing to charge it before starting the day. I struggled a lot and hated waking up needing to wait before using it. Sometimes I would be late and get out without my phone alive. That is not something anyone would want to go through.

How to use the timer:

I want to mention two ways that can help. Because people watch videos on both. One that would be when using the laptop. Either for sleep or other reasons. And the second one would be when using the phone. However, both have different ways unless you are using Android which can have apps that are dedicated to this.

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The iPhone or iPad users will show a good method that can help them to set a timer. If you have any other way, I would be happy to know about it. Because when I looked, I couldn’t find better than this way. Which I will mention in this post and it helps a lot. Keep reading to know about that.

Q: How does this sleep timer work?

A: Well, I will go through a step-by-step on how you can do it. But if you are using it on the browser, it would pause the video after the timer reached zero. And on the phone, it would pause the video and turn off the phone.


The YouTube sleep timer function is to stop the video and pause it. When you use it on your laptop. However, if you want to turn off the laptop or PC. That would require other apps. I will try to mention it as I talk about the browser extension in a little bit. Also, for parents. they need to turn it off and lock it(with a password). Because kids would turn it on again and keep watching when you sleep.

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Using the timer for a laptop or PC:

Alright, I’m going to start using it on your laptop. And that would be through a web browser extension. I use Chrome all the time which I think is the best for something like this. I tried to search on firefox but couldn’t find it. Maybe you can use the alternative if you don’t use Chrome. Keep reading to know the alternative.

You can search the YouTube sleep timer and you will get these two. These are the top options to choose from and you can see I already have the first one. It’s easy to install but I was surprised when I check ed and it has the featured badge from Google. Also, has a good rating as well.

where to find the timer.
where to find the timer.

Then you can find it on the top with other extensions you downloaded. As you can see it’s simple and it doesn’t require any knowledge. I’m going to show you how it works with a video. This way, you will know how exactly works. This can be a good reminder when you want to pause the video after you sleep.

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However, that doesn’t shut down the PC or laptop. Don’t worry because the alternative way can help you do that if you are looking to close everything. This would be better to keep the PC safe and don’t waste electricity or keep it up all night. That might damage it if it keeps happening

Using this has a simple process. You can set the timer and keep watching and doing your thing. Once it is over, the video will pause without alarm or anything. It just going to pause it for you. So, you need to stop watching and don’t play again haha. I did this as well.


The browser extension work with YouTube. And it will show the options only when you open while having the YouTube tab. Visit the YouTube tab to use this.

Alternative to the YouTube sleep timer

Well, if you want to shut off the laptop or PC. Whether for your kids or even for you. There is an app called “Shutdown timer”. That can help to set a timer after it reaches zero. It would shut down for you or even make go to sleep if you want.

The actions would be as follow:

  1. Restart
  2. Shutdown
  3. Lock
  4. Sleep
  5. Logout
  6. Hirbrnate

These are what you can do with the “Shutdown timer” app. That would be found on the windows app if you are using it. And I’m Apple users have their own timers as well.

Using the timer for your phone

I’m going to talk about people who have iPhones or Apple devices. Because Android has apps that they can download and use for something like this. However, I tried to download it on my iPhone and couldn’t find it. So, I found a good way that you can do this and turn off the phone.

Step one: Go to the clock app on your phone

Clock on the phone screenshot. YouTube sleep timer
The clock on the iPhone

You can set the timer you want. Either hours or minutes. And later you can tap on the “When Timer Ends” option below.

Step two: Scroll down to the end when you see the music and songs options

Ringtone and music.
Ringtone and music.

Ignore all the ringtones and scroll all the way down. Because our goal is to turn off the phone after the timer finish.

Step three: Choose the last options

More options for ringtone. YouTube sleep timer
More options for ringtones.

Next, you will choose the last option. As you can see the options above. When you choose “Stop playing” the phone will automatically turn off and pause the video. This is cool and works if you want to set a timer for kids to play. But you need to lock it with a password they won’t open it again.

Make sure to have the video ready before you do this. This way, you don’t waste a second trying to open it. A timer will run out and you haven’t watched enough. Also, it’s for using the phone in general either watching YouTube videos or playing something. It will lock the phone and turn it off.

Conclusion of YouTube sleep timer and how it improves your life

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Thank you so much for reading until this point. I hope you found this helpful and I would appreciate it if you can share it with others. Talking about YouTube timers and how to use them. Also, using it on a phone or laptop. There is an alternative for people using the laptop and I mentioned it.

What do you guys think of this? Do you use a timer to limit the time or for sleeping? I would love to know more about your thoughts on this. Comment down below.

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Friday 5th of May 2023

This was a great post, I didn’t even realize you could set up a you tube timer on your PC. From someone who struggles with sleep, I actually want to give this a try!

Fransic verso

Saturday 6th of May 2023

I'm glad you found it a great post. Thank you for reading and commenting!

Literally Laurie

Friday 31st of March 2023

I need to check this out. Pinned this blog to read later! Thanks!

Fransic verso

Monday 3rd of April 2023

That's awesome, thank you for reading!


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

I had no idea YouTube had this! I often listen to sleep hypnosis when I can’t sleep! I’ll keep this option in mind!

Fransic verso

Wednesday 15th of March 2023

Well, glad that you know about it now. Thank you for reading!


Friday 10th of February 2023

What ringtone plays on the iphone if you select stop playing? I didn't know that it turns the iphone off too! Thanks for all the helpful information!

Fransic verso

Saturday 11th of February 2023

It allows you to turn off and don't have any ringtone

Blair Villanueva

Thursday 9th of February 2023

I honestly have no idea that we can do this with YouTube. Although I only use YouTube during the day, this feature seems very handy as well. I will try this!

Fransic verso

Friday 10th of February 2023

I see! It can be used for that. Thank you for reading!

Fransic verso

Thursday 9th of February 2023

That's awesome you know about this now. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!