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Javascript Sleep Method

Written by JP on June 17, 2021
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  • javascript

Languages like Java and Ruby have native sleep functions. Regardless on the opinion around using a sleep method, it is nice to have a sleep helper method in JS.

If you're interested in having a sleep utility method, here is how you can do it:

There are couple of things to note about this implementation.

First, notice that the method uses async/await. So to use the sleep method it needs to be inside an async function and you must await the sleep() method.

That's about it. A one liner and nice little utility.