By Real Simple
Updated June 25, 2013
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A cup of tea
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Tea, another hot liquid, has a similar relaxing effect as a warm glass of milk. The lack of caffeine in chamomile tea is also beneficial as it won’t cause you to wake up mid-slumber. “If chamomile isn’t your thing, you can always try herbal or decaffeinated tea for relaxation,” says dietician Shirley Fan, M.S., R.D.