“Since I often listen to music while falling asleep (especially on trips — maybe it makes me feel more at home), I was happy to see this tip, sent to us by reader Mark S. He points out that there is a sleep timer on the iPhone, but it’s not in the iPod app. It’s hidden over in the Clock app — once you’ve got your music playing, you can then exit out and go over to the Timer app in there, and under the ‘when timer ends’ option (where you usually choose a ringtone), you can choose the ‘Sleep iPod’ choice.
Then, when your timer stops (and you’re off into dreamland), it’ll stop the iPod for you. Very nice. Of course, there’s still the issue of headphones, if you’re wearing them, but I usually am able to push those off in a fit of dreamless sleep (or, of course, you could just use the external speaker on the iPhone).
All of the sleep tunes, much less worry. This tip’s been going around for a while, but it’s the first I’d heard of it. Thanks, Mark!”