When was the last time you had a headache that was so terrible you had no choice but to lie in bed and wait for it to be over? We’ve all had terrible migraines and headaches and when we have them we usually just wait them out. It turns out there are better ways to ease the discomfort of a headache. Keep reading to find out five ways to soothe headaches.
Among the many reasons to prioritze your sleep is that it can help prevent and relieve headaches. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep and that you go to bed around the same time each night and wake up at the same time.
Keeping cold packs in your freezer is a good idea if you are prone to headaches. The cold constricts blood vessels which reduces the pain signals to the brain. Next time you get a headache, apply a cold compress for 15-20 minutes to your head or neck.
Stress can trigger headaches so try and keep your stress levels minimal and meditate and exercise to help you relax.
Do you need another reason to drink coffee? Caffeine in small amounts can ease headaches, but keep in mind that changes in caffeine levels can also cause headaches.
Lower the Lights
Light can make your headaches worse, especially fluorescent lights, sunlight, and LCD screens from computers and smartphones. When you feel a headache coming on, dim the lights.