9 ways to relieve headaches
- Writing down the details of the onset of the headache — Writing down the details of the onset of the headache on a daily basis helps to better understand the cause of the headache (changes in weather, stress, alcohol, smoking, waking up early, etc.). You can write the details in pencil in a notebook or on a smartphone. Headache triggers are varied and very individual.
- Breathing exercises – these exercises help to establish calmness in uncomfortable situations and the disappearance of nervousness caused by any event.
- Physical activity is always important – daily efforts of lower intensity are useful for reducing headaches (running lightly, yoga, walking).
- Water is essential — eliminate the feeling of thirst that can cause headaches. Excessive consumption of tea and coffee causes dehydration.
- Alcohol is not desirable – a dark alcoholic beverage (red wine, whiskey, cognac) acts stronger than a light beverage. Some data say that individual sensitivity to alcohol is more important than the color of the alcoholic beverage. Alcohol leads to dehydration of the body which can be a cause of headaches.
- Proper diet – a drop in blood glucose levels affects some people and can cause headaches. You should not miss meals but have more small meals during the day.
- Fresh air is important — physical activity and staying in the fresh air improves brain function and circulation.
- Excessive loads can be a cause of headaches-overwork, hours of physical exertion without rest, can be causes of headaches. It is especially important that women avoid excessive physical exertion during the menstrual cycle.
- Living in harmony with your personal biological clock – try to harmonize sleep and waking so that it is at the same time every morning and evening. Make a daily schedule aligned with your own chronotype. Chronic insomnia and going to bed too late can be the cause of somatic diseases, which increases the probability of depression.