Headache is a common condition that can have a range of a slightly numb pain to a full on skill splitting pain. They can be caused by dehydration, stress, tension, sinus problems, migraines, and sleeplessness.
There is a lot of over the counter medication for this, but most of them act only about 30 minutes after intake and if you are having one of those skull-crushing moments, that can be an eternity. So, besides having to take those medications, here are some convenient remedies that cost next to nothing, you may want to try out.
Treatment 1: Hydration
You need to drink a lot of water. Remember that the majority of the human body is water and the lack of it will have its effects. You need to avoid alcoholic beverages as they will draw water of your body to be excreted out. When starting to feel that your headache is starting, drink a glass of water or sports drink and then take subsequent sips throughout the day and the pain should be relieved.
Treatment 2: Take A Break
Go to a dark, quiet room. Remove all that may cause distraction to you. Make sure that when lying down you neck is not being strained. Take a short nap of around 10 to 30 minutes, anything in excess may leave you sleep deprived and cause more headache. Adjust the room temperature to your most comfortable setting. Along with this, do breathing exercises while massaging your head.
Treatment 3: Peppermint
Peppermint aroma has a soothing and calming effect. It can relieve tension being felt and promote calm thinking.
Step 1: Add a teaspoon of dried peppermint to a cup of boiling water.
Step 2: Remove residue and add honey to sweeten
Step 3: Slowly sip the tea
As an added benefit and instant pain relief, you can apply and massage peppermint oil onto your forehead.
Treatment 4: Ice Pack
An ice pack on the forehead can numb pain experienced due to stress or sinus problems. It will improve blood circulation in that area as it will constrict the blood vessels located there.
Step 1: Gather ice cubes or crushed ice into a or zip lock bag or towel
Step 2: Place on forehead until the ice has melted
Step 3: As an alternative, a cold cloth can be used. Apply for 10 minutes and repeat until relief is achieved
These treatments are relatively easy to do however always remember that a healthy lifestyle is key in preventing illnesses. In this case, you should learn how to effectively handle stress. Breathing exercises are helpful because it ensures the right amount of oxygen is getting into your blood stream and into your brain to assist in thinking and reasoning. Learn meditation techniques as well or pray. This will help you push away all the mental obstacles and stress and entrust it to a higher being thus lessening your mental burden. Finally, learn to be happy with small things. If you learn to do this, you will appreciate bigger things even more. It is not only a state of mind, but a state of being.