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Project: Make a Sleep Music Playlist

What are the soothing sounds that help you relax?

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Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for May? Sleep Better.\n

As part of this month's challenge, we're asking you to work with us to make the perfect "sleep music" playlist. Many people find they're able to fall asleep more easily with the help of 30 minutes to an hour's worth of soft music before bedtime. What are the soothing sounds that help you relax?


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Add your favorites in the comments section of this post (and please, no "Mr. Sandman" – you're more creative than that!). Include some thoughts about why the tracks you've chosen work so well for helping you hit the hay. We'll compile the best suggestions submitted between now and May 24 and post them here as GOOD's Sleep Better Playlist.

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To get things started, check out "Sleepy Bedtime Mix For Young Ones," a brand-new mix of lights-out tunes by Australian electronic music crew the Avalanches.

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Photo via (cc) Flickr user Joi

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