Have you ever had the headache where it feels like your head is just being squeezed by a million rubber bands? If you have, this is a tension headache and they are most commonly caused by stress, anxiety and poor sleep. They are the most common type of headache. These headaches are often described as feeling “like a band is squeezing around my head“. Tension headaches are not associated with nausea, vomiting or light sensitivity like migraines are.
These are some techniques to helping prevent and ease Tension headaches:
- work on good stress relieving techniques such as breathing or going for a walk
- have a cup of hot tea or drink a glass of water
- put peppermint oil on the temples or under the nose and take deep breaths
- ice pack/hot towel on the forehead or the back of the neck
I am someone who suffers from tension headaches when I am feeling stressed and I use these techniques to help prevent them!
Do you get frequent headaches while stressed? What are some of your remedies that work?