It’s never fun to have a throbbing pain in your head. There are some ways to help your headaches, such as taking Tylenol or ibuprofen or putting an ice pack on your head. But what if you could prevent the headache altogether? If you’re experiencing frequent headaches, you should take note of some of these common triggers.
- Illness: This broad term involves infections, fevers, and cold-related symptoms. A stuffy nose, ear infection, or throat irritation can cause uncomfortable headaches. You could also be suffering from illnesses such as the flu or COVID-19.
- Lack of sleep: Sleep is essential in helping your body and mind reset. Without sleep, you can suffer from extreme fatigue, poor health, cognitive problems, headaches, and more. Your body and mind need to wind down, and without that break time, your overworked brain can result in headaches.
- Hunger/dehydration: Part of the reason why you need to eat is to maintain your blood sugar. When you haven’t eaten enough, your blood sugar level can start to drop, which can then bring on a headache. Similarly, when your body doesn’t get enough fluids, your brain can literally contract and cause painful headaches.
Keeping your body and mind healthy, rested, and well-cared-for is not only essential to functioning as a human being, but also for preventing unnecessary and irritating headaches. If you would like help alleviating headaches, you can stop by and see us at Advanced Chiropractic Center today!