Managing a Headache

Headaches are a common yet debilitating thing that we’ve all had from time to time. Some of us can even have these buggers a lot more often than we’d like to admit.  Reducing headaches can sometimes be a time consuming thing, so NSAID's like ibuprofen tend to be our go to manager. If you’d like to manage headaches without medication, try these options.  

Rest in a Dark Room:

Taking some time to stop what you’re doing to rest in a dark quiet room may be exactly what you need.  It takes the tension and the pressure off your eyes and your ears.  Loud noises and bright lights from the outside world or even phone lighting can cause tension in your head. Falling asleep and taking a nap can also give you a nice restart to the day, relieving a headache. 

Massage:

Letting some massage tension out of your muscles can help as well. The tension can be in your head, neck, temples, face or jaw. If you have someone around you that is willing to lend some hands, try it out! 

Ice pack:

Applying an ice pack on your forehead and temples has the potential to relieve the tension build up.  Before doing this, wrap the ice pack in a towel to protect your skin. Applying ice to the back of your neck may also give relief. 

Next time you’re surprised by a headache, try one of these tricks to take off some tension and get some relief.  

http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/managing-a-headache