Headaches affect up to 90 percent of Americans. According to the National Headache Foundation there are over 150 different types of headaches, all caused by different variables. Just those massive numbers are enough to give anyone a headache! However, most of us will only ever feel a few of the common headaches. Chances are the type of headache you have can be fixed with these tips.
For Tension Headaches:
These are the most common types of headaches usually brought on by poor habits, such as lack of sleep, bad posture, or caffeine withdrawals. Tension headaches can also occur when you are feeling stressed, hungry, or dehydrated. To get relief from tension headaches, your best bet is to drink a glass of water and eat a small meal. If that doesn’t help, lying down for a few minutes in a dark room can help. The best thing to do is to prevent tension headaches from happening by eating right, drinking enough water, stressing less, and getting enough sleep.
Migraines are probably the worst kind of headache due to the pounding pain and how long it may last. The biggest factors of migraines are genetics and your environment. Some natural remedies to try to help a migraine is to stretch and do yoga poses as you feel the migraine coming on and also using a cold wrap. Also, try lying down in a dark room and listening to white noise.
For Sinus Headaches:
A sinus headache can be painful throughout your whole face. It happens when the sinus lining becomes inflamed. To help reduce the pain, try moistening the sinus cavity with nasal spray. Having a humidifier in the room can also help immensely. Look up sinus pressure points to help drain the sinuses and relieve pain.
Don’t let headaches ruin your day. Learn how to prevent them and how to treat them. Painkillers and prescription medications can work, but you have to ask yourself, “Are they just masking a bigger problem?” If you have constant headaches, it is wise to see a doctor or visit a specialist, such as a chiropractor.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
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