This Simple Trick Will Help You Get Rid Of A Headache Fast

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We all know that dull throbbing feeling inside our head that signifies a headache is coming on. And this type of headache never waits for the right time, it always strikes just before an event or during work. Causing us to reach for the pain pills and want to lock ourselves in the office cupboard clutching our skull!There are some common causes of headaches, like dehydration (which is why you usually have them during a hangover!) and stress, and luckily there’s a cure that will help you get rid of a headache fast.

1. Stress headaches

The theory goes that when you’re stressed or anxious your body is tense. You subconsciously grit your teeth, straining the muscle that connects your jaw to your temples.

It feels like pressure and is usually present on both sides of the head, it might start at the lower back of the head and include the neck, eyes, or other muscles. Tension headaches account for 90% of all headaches and are caused by bad posture, vision problems, stress, dehydration, hunger and sleep deprivation. Chances are, we’ve all experienced these at some time or other.

2. The simple cure

Besides ensuring you’ve got enough sleep, eating regularly and drinking enough water, the cure to your tension headache could like in a simple pen or pencil.

Put a pen or pencil between your teeth but don’t bite it! Sounds super weird, but has actually worked for me on a few occasions. The theory  is that this relaxes your jaw muscle, easing tension and preventing pain – but it only works on tension headaches, so if you have a migraine or something else it won’t work.

Of course, if you have persistent headaches you should see your doctor to find out the exact cause!

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Have you tried this technique? What works for you when you get a headache?


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get rid of headache fast
photo via Capricorne

 

We all know that dull throbbing feeling inside our head that signifies a headache is coming on. And this type of headache never waits for the right time, it always strikes just before an event or during work. Causing us to reach for the pain pills and want to lock ourselves in the office cupboard clutching our skull!There are some common causes of headaches, like dehydration (which is why you usually have them during a hangover!) and stress, and luckily there’s a cure that will help you get rid of a headache fast.

1. Stress headaches

The theory goes that when you’re stressed or anxious your body is tense. You subconsciously grit your teeth, straining the muscle that connects your jaw to your temples.

It feels like pressure and is usually present on both sides of the head, it might start at the lower back of the head and include the neck, eyes, or other muscles. Tension headaches account for 90% of all headaches and are caused by bad posture, vision problems, stress, dehydration, hunger and sleep deprivation. Chances are, we’ve all experienced these at some time or other.

2. The simple cure

Besides ensuring you’ve got enough sleep, eating regularly and drinking enough water, the cure to your tension headache could like in a simple pen or pencil.

Put a pen or pencil between your teeth but don’t bite it! Sounds super weird, but has actually worked for me on a few occasions. The theory  is that this relaxes your jaw muscle, easing tension and preventing pain – but it only works on tension headaches, so if you have a migraine or something else it won’t work.

Of course, if you have persistent headaches you should see your doctor to find out the exact cause!

LET’S CHAT

Have you tried this technique? What works for you when you get a headache?


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  • Whenever I feel a headache coming on I take deep breaths and close my eyes for a few minutes. Also taking a phone break and not looking at a screen helps

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

  • Sarah Jane

    The simple cure that isn’t a cure (or only on “a few occasions”). Please just don’t post when you have nothing to post instead of uploading fakies with sensationalistic titles.

  • This is EVERYTHING! I tried this out about an hour ago and BAM! Headache gone! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!

    Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

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