- Apply a Frozen Neck Wrap
The cold can constrict blood vessels and help reduce the neurotransmission of pain to the brain and is particularly helpful with migraines.
- Treat Yourself to a Massage
A massage can help ease the pressure that builds up causing your pain. By focusing on massaging the neck, shoulders and temples, the muscles that are tense begin to relax, causing a decrease in your discomfort.
- Drink More Water
If the body is dehydrated, the brain can temporarily contract or shrink from fluid loss. This causes the brain to pull away from the skill causing pain and resulting in a headache.
- Indulge in an Extra Shot of Caffeine
Caffeine has vasoconstrictive properties, meaning that blood vessels narrow to restrict blood flow, thereby alleviating the pain.
- Make Sleep a Priority
Our bodies are programmed to heal itself when we are asleep, but in order to do that it is recommended that we consistently get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
- Try Essential Oils
Peppermint oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils to treat headaches and migraine attacks. It contains menthol, which can help relax muscles and ease pain. Applying diluted peppermint oil topically can help relieve pain from both tension headaches and migraine attacks.
- Brew a Cup of Tea
Many experts recommend sipping on a cup of chamomile or ginger tea while you are battling a migraine or severe headache. Chamomile and ginger work to reduce inflammation and lessen stress and anxiety which can cause headache pain.
**Remember that if over-the counter treatments and home remedies does not provide you with relief, it is best to consult with your doctor.**”