Simple Trick I Use to Get Rid of my Headache.

Headache can be either throbbing or pounding, mild or moderate pain, all the same headache bring stress and discomfort into a person’s life. And, sometimes the headache seems to get worse as you go through your day activities. 

I myself have gone through a headache that got worse anytime I stood up to walk somewhere, and it was not pleasant at all, also I remember how many tines I had to reschedule due to the incessant headache.

So I wondered if there was anything I could do rather than rush to get common paracetamol for my headache.

I decided to try my breathing techniques; the same techniques I told you can help control stress, anxiety, anger and make you fall asleep easily. Yes, that is the one I am talking about.

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This article is all about the how I did it and how you can do it without using drugs and also added some advanced steps which should work for just anybody in the right condition.

But first, 

What are headache and what causes them

You might think that having a headache means that you feel a pain or discomfort in your brain, but that is as wrong as saying 2 + 2 = 3. 

According to experts “the brain can’t feel pain”. Shocking!!

So what are Headache?

Headache is the symptom off pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, this high class definition was given by Wikipedia, God bless its soul. 

Experts have pointed out that the brain chemicals, surrounding tissues, blood vessels and nerves are what are producing the pain signal. 

So What Causes Headache

Headache are triggered by responses to stress which is one of the most common cause, depression, anxiety, injury or worry and also the symptom of a disease. 

According to my own experiences, headache can be triggered by the quote below

Overstimulating your brain is one of the commonest causes of headache. Most of us overstimulate / overwork our brains by repeatedly interrupting tasks to check the phone, email, or social media, e.g when we are working, but continuously turning to the tv to catch a glimpse of the action for some seconds  or when you are reading and texting on social media at the same time.
That is we are handling two or more issues at once which puts more workload on the brain and this can lead to a headache.

How do I deal with my headache?

Before, I jump into the remedies; you should first know the type of headache you are having at the moment. 

Now, here is a fact

There are more than 200 types of headache Some are harmless and some are life-threatening 

But, most of us luckily only get the harmless types of headache known as tension headache and migraines which affect mostly adults and teenagers 

How do I know my headache is a Tension Type Headache?

Tension headache are characterized by mild to moderate pain on both sides of the head, and come and go over time.

It is very common and supposedly harmless, so you want to take calm slow breathe on this one.

How can I get rid of it?

Just go through the following steps to make your head headache - free 

Step 1 – Take a Drink 

Dehydration might be the trigger for your headache and to make this work we have to clear out that possibility.

When you start feeling the throbbing headache, drink several glasses of water. Remember not to gulp them down like you are a marathon runner. What you need is to take it slowly and in a relaxing manner.

You can also herbal tea instead of water, but avoid caffeinated drinks or alcohol. 

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Step 2 – Rest  

During a tension headache, you might be sensitive to light or sound, and also movements can do more damage than good. Rest in a dark, quiet room devoid of possible noises. 

You should lay on the bed on your back with your head comfortably resting on a pillow. 

Step 3 Breathe

Now close your eyes and try to relax your whole body. 

Take a deep breathe through your nose for 4 seconds, breathe in slowly, deeply, calmly and quietly. Engage your chest, belly, lower back and ribcage in this breathing exercise.

Remember to relax your body and mind, clear your head of every thought as this just makes the headache worse. If you can’t clear your mind, you can replace your thoughts with something happy and beautiful.

Step 4 – Exhale 

Now, you can exhale through either your nose or your mouth for 8 seconds, although exhaling through your mouth makes you more relaxed. Remember be relaxed, breathe out slowly, calmly and quietly. 

Try doing this technique for 5 – 15 minutes and you will surely feel better.

Step 5 - Apply a Compress

Step 5 is an advanced step for those who can’t seem to relax and get rid of the headache through the breathing technique 

“Apply a hot or cold compress to your head. Heat and cold can help to relieve pain and muscle tension in your neck and head.

Apply a moist hot towel or warm compress to the back of your neck or on your forehead. You can also take a long, hot shower, being sure to run water down your head and on the back of your neck.

Wrap an ice pack in a towel and place it on the back of your neck or on your forehead.”

With these steps you are expected to feel better and go about with your day. 

If you keep getting headache everyday you might want to pay a visit to your doctor

How to Prevent Headache

I couldn’t agree more that “prevention is definitely better than cure”. Headache can be simply be prevented by improving your lifestyle and I mean by taking your health more seriously.

Get at least 6 - 8 hours of Sleep every night 

Having consistent good sleep is a great way to relax your brain and free it of anxiety and stress. Remember to keep create a sleep schedule and stick to it every night. The benefits of good sleep are numerous and fulfilling and so are the consequences of inadequate sleep. 

Note the Causes and Triggers of your Headache 

Headache might be caused by stress, anxiety, depression. If your headache is being triggered by any of these, then you should first manage the triggers to reduce the occurrences of headache. 

Avoid overstimulating / overworking the brain

Overstimulating / overworking the brain are among one of the most common causes of headache. Create a schedule of things you will do, the ones you will do first and stick to it.

So how are you feeling right now?

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