If you have ever suffered from stress headaches, your motivation to find a cure is probably very high. Typically the best approach is to check out your whole lifestyle to see if there are any areas in which you can make positive changes, especially changes that will lower the amount of stress that you are feeling. It’s possible to ease the pain with a plain pain reliever but if you get the headaches a lot, this isn’t a good permanent solution. The following remedies for stress headaches can help you feel a lot better.
Rest Your Eyes
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. While it’s likely that you aren’t able to quit your job, if that is the main cause of your eyestrain, you can still reduce the problem enough to keep the headaches away. It can help to look away from whatever screen you’re looking at for a few seconds. This is a good way to keep yourself from staring at the screen for a long time without allowing your eyes time to rest. You can protect your eyes further by installing a protective shield which cuts down on glare and radiation (sometimes).
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 is your best bet and iced herbal tea and pure fruit juice will also work when you want to rehydrate yourself. Eating lots of salty food can make your dehydration worse so reducing your salt intake (and intake of junk and snack foods in general) can help too.
If you’ve been having to deal with headaches from stress or tension you can do quite a lot to cure them by controlling how much stress you let into your life. This is not a simple thing to do but you can do it if you work hard. You can take a yoga class or learn how to properly meditate to help alleviate your stress. Relaxation exercises like deep breathing will help you relax and cure your headaches at the same time. If you have lots of stress in your life it might not be possible to get rid of it in one fell swoop but you can make gradual progress toward just that.
The are, as we’ve seen, many possible ways to deal with stress headaches. You probably want to use a ready-made cure like an over the counter pain reliever or caffeinated beverage if your headache is bad but it is also important to look into the cause of the problem if you really want to cure it. You shouldn’t have to live with stress headaches, and they’re usually a message your body is giving you that it’s time to reduce the amount of stress you experience in your daily life.