Jan 20, 2012
2. Eating. Your eating habits can have a huge impact on your health. Choosing to eat unhealthy foods like chips, chocolate and processed meats and cheeses will increase the likeliness that you’ll suffer from headaches. Eating fresh vegetables and fruits and drinking lots of water will help to prevent headaches.
3. Eye Strain. Eye strain is often associated with headaches. Squinting your eyes for an extended period of time (or exposing your eyes to fluorescent lighting) can impact the nerves in your head and trigger headaches. If you’re working on a computer, try using an anti-glare screen.
4. Lack of Sleep. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night can trigger a headache. Your body needs at least 7 hours of sleep to function.
5. Too Much Sleep. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night can spark headaches but getting more than 11 hours of sleep can have the same effect.
6. Sitting. It might be hard to believe but sitting in one place for too long can cause headaches. Make sure you stand for at least 10 minutes every hour to loosen up your muscles and keep them from tensing up.
7. Smoke. Smoke is a leading cause of headaches. While this is common knowledge for most people, what some don’t realize is that individuals who don’t smoke can still be severely affected by it and can ultimately suffer from headaches because of second-hand smoke.
8. Loud Noise. Any type of loud noise can trigger a headache. Likewise, being around loud noise will make it extremely difficult to get rid of a headache.
9. Hangover. Many would agree that a headache caused by a hangover is self-induced. The only way to get rid of a hangover headache is aspirin, water and time.
10. Medication Side Effects. Headaches are a common side effect of most medications. If you need the medication, there’s really no way of getting around the side effects.