7 Effective Ways to Ease Headaches and Move on with Your Day ...


7 Effective Ways to Ease Headaches and Move on with Your Day ...
7 Effective Ways to Ease Headaches and Move on with Your Day ...

Headaches are annoying and pack the potential to ruin your day, hence the many ways to ease headaches being advertised everywhere on a daily basis. Because the causes of headaches vary from person to person, it can be difficult to figure out what method may work for you in a particular headache situation. So to aid you in your quest to be free of a nasty headache, check out the seven different ways to ease headaches so you can attempt to relive your pains and move on with your day.

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Figure out the Problem and Change It

The first step in figuring out what ways to ease headaches you should implement is to identify the problem. Headaches can come into existence based on a number of things, such as straining your eyes, sitting with poor posture, or being in noisy areas. If you can determine what may be causing your headache, you're well on your way to taking that problem out of the equation and moving on with your day. If your area is noisy, move to a quiet area, preferably one with some fresh air. If you've been hunched over reading loads of casebooks (law students, you can relate to this, I'm sure), make sure you're in a room with proper lighting, take a break, and resume your reading sitting up straight. Just try to remove yourself from whatever may be causing your headache as soon as possible.


Massage Your Scalp or Temples

Headaches present themselves in many forms and in many different areas of the skull. If the area between your eyes is pounding, this method may not be the best for you. But if your head is irritated all over, try gently massaging your head or using a plastic brush as one of the ways to ease your headaches.


Drink Water

One of the causes of your headache could possibly be dehydration. When you feel a headache coming on, drink a glass of water (cold or warm, doesn't matter). Continue to drink water throughout the day as well. Even if you aren't suffering from dehydration, this method may help alleviate your pain, and help you continue on with your day.


Apply Cold Compress

To ease your headache with a cold compress, either apply a cold pack wrapped in a cloth to your forehead, or rinse a cloth in cold water and apply it to the problem area. By doing this, you are helping to numb the pain and increase blood circulation, which will ultimately help rid you of your headache.


Peppermint Oil

There are many, many uses for peppermint oil, with one of the lesser known uses being its power to heal headaches. Peppermint oil, which is available at GNC or anywhere online, can be applied to your temples or the back of your neck during a massage. You can also brew peppermint herb in your tea. And finally, the aroma of peppermint steam can also help ease your headache and calm your senses.


Drink Caffeine

If you're a habitual coffee drinker like I am, you know how bad headaches can be if you skip out on coffee for a day or two. A cup of coffee will almost instantly cure your caffeine withdrawal symptoms. If you're trying to end your coffee drinking habits, drinking a cup of tea, which also contains caffeine, may also aid in giving you a caffeine fix.


Take Medicine

Of course, taking an aspirin is the first thing people think to do when plagued with a headache. I personally like the "Standback" or "BC" brand aspirin, which comes pre-crushed. You can either add the powder to a glass of water, or take the powder and drink a cup of water right after. The crushed aspirin helps it work faster (so they say), which will definitely help you move on with your day quickly. Out of all of these methods, taking a Standback has been the most effective for me for many years.

It's a well known fact that no one enjoys headaches. People want to get rid of them as fast as possible. Hopefully these methods will help you combat your next headache and live the rest of your day worry-free. What are some remedies that work for you in eliminating your headaches? Comment!

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Cold compresses do not increase blood circulation, they actually cause vasoconstriction which reduces blood flow.

If you can pinpoint your headache is from lack of caffeine great but otherwise caffeine is actually bad for headaches, especially migraines and tension headaches. As someone who has suffered headaches and migraines for over half of my life I suggest drinking heaps of water, finding somewhere dark and quiet to sit or rest and try to just relax your eyes.

I'm a big fan of natural remedies and always find that chamomile tea works like a charm! These are good tips though!

Very hot showers help ease my headache/migraines. Surely heat opens blood vessels and help rather than cold compresses that would cause vessels to narrow? Aren't headaches sometimes due to restricted blood flow?

This one is only if you have time but I feel that sleep , hot shower and exercise are a biggie. I also rely a lot on Advil. Coffee doesn't usually help and usually makes matters worse for me but I find that green tea helps sooths.

I read somewhere that orgasms help headaches. Why not give that a try?

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