If you frequently feel that you are under stress (and lots of people are), you probably have to deal with headaches. Everybody gets headaches on occasion, but some people suffer from tension headaches on a regular basis. If you have very severe or frequent headaches, you should ask your doctor to help you feel better but, in the meantime, you might some relief by trying one or more of the home remedies we’ll talk about in the paragraphs below.
Tension headaches can sometimes be caused by straining your eyes which is very common thanks to people staring at computer screens all day. And with texting and watching television and movies, your eyes are under more strain now than you might think they are. It’s true that you can’t just quit your job but if that is the primary source of your eyestrain, you might still be able to prevent your headaches. For example, you can give your eyes a break by looking away from your screen for a little bit. Do this a lot so that your eyes aren’t forced to continue staring at the screen for a long time without getting a chance to rest. It is possible to further protect your eyes by putting a protective screen over your monitor to reduce (sometimes) radiation and (all the time) glare.
One very common cause of the stress headache is dehydration so it is important to drink water. You might not always realize that you are dehydrated especially when other things are distracting you. Try to remember that drinking caffeinated drinks isn’t the answer; things like soda and energy drinks can make your headache worse. Water, or perhaps iced herbal tea or pure fruit juice is what you want to drink to hydrate your body. Eating too much salty food can contribute to dehydration, so you may want to reduce your intake of junk foods and salty snacks as well.
Things that you drink and eat can contribute to your headaches but people don’t often make this connection. You might think it’s a tension headache but it might actually be a food allergy or drink sensitivity. Some people find that alcohol, even small amounts, can cause headaches. Caffeine is another common causer of headaches, particularly for people who consume a lot of it during the day. Reducing your caffeine intake is typically the best way to get rid of these headaches. Headaches can also be caused by eating a lot of any type of food that you are sensitive to. Try to find out if there is a connection between foods that you are eating and drinking and the headaches that have been causing you problems. To sum up, stress headaches are very common and can be caused by many things like not getting enough sleep, drinking too much or even just simple stress. It is important to figure out the source of your headaches and take care of it, even if it means accepting changes that are inconvenient or not so pleasant. You don’t want to have to live with headaches all the time, so it’s worth it to to what’s necessary to prevent them.