Got Constant Headaches? Yeah? We Got You

By: Hagar Ezzo

Before I start this article, let me just say that whatever you’re stressing about can probably be solved – and in multiple ways too. Whether it be school-related, relationship-related, or whatever  else, you are not alone. There’s always people out there who care about you and would love to help you. So just take a deep breath, and keep reading. 

If your headache is NOT because of overthinking/stress, it could be caused by any of these other reasons: 

– Bad Sleeping Habits 

– Dehydration 

– Your Diet 

– Eye strain 

– Hormones 

Whatever may be the reason, we’ve got some fixes for you – besides the aspirin. 

1. Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate. 

Chronic dehydration is a cause of chronic tension headaches and migraines. Which sounds, and IS painful – so drink up! 

2. Do some relaxing yoga 

There’s actually a few poses which can help ease your headaches, such as the supported child’s pose, the supported bridge, and the occiput on block

3. Avoid Processed Meats 

Processed meats contain nitrates and nitrites, which expand your blood vessels, leading to headaches. Fokak mel luncheon delwaty. 

4. Drink some Tea 

Tea can be great for headaches if you’re suffering from caffeine withdrawal, especially ginger tea, chamomile, and dandelion. But, ginger tea has just a few extra benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidants – which also help reduce nausea. 

5. Get Some Rest 

People who tend to sleep less are bound to get more headaches, so catch some Z’s if you have the time. On the other hand, people who tend to sleep a lot are also prone to experience headaches. It’s best to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night for the best benefits. 

6. Take Magnesium Pills 

Magnesium is a pretty fucking important mineral in your body. It helps convert food into energy, forms proteins, moves your muscles – it’s kind of a big deal. It’s also proven to help migraines, so if you have some magnesium pills lying around, try taking one.

7. Get a Massage 

Massages help relieve tension in the body, which is sometimes the cause of headaches. Plus, they also help you relax (don’t we all need that right now?). So why not? 

8. Apply Hot/Cold Compresses 

Applying compresses for 10 minutes at a time to your face/head/neck can help relieve your headaches. Just be sure to wrap the compress in a cloth so as to not hurt your skin. 

I hope at least one of these remedies work for you, and don’t be discouraged if one doesn’t. Everybody’s different, try to remember that. Stay safe and healthy!

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