Headaches often get brushed aside as nothing more than a common complaint, a quit-your-whining-and-start-working type of thing…if only. While many people suffer them at one point or another, rarity is not the best way to judge just how nasty something can be. The pain of a headache can make day-to-day life a miserable challenge, and forces us to head straight for the aspirin. This is a sticky situation, because ultimately that will only perpetuate the problem.
When you take over-the-counter pain killers all you’re doing is smothering your symptoms and ignoring the real issue of what triggers the headache. Natural remedies for headaches may take a bit more thought than simply popping a pill, but don’t brush them off. They won’t wreak havoc on your body like other over-the-counter or prescription pain-killers do, and you’re less likely to become so dependent on them that you need them for every little ache.
1. Drink Up
Leave the pill packet in the medicine cabinet and grab yourself a glass of water. Scientists have found that regularly sipping water can reduce the severity of headaches and migraines and help reduce the need for prescription medication. On average we don’t drink enough water daily, and that alone is cause for a headache. Coffee, alcohol, sugary drinks, all can dehydrate you (hence the pounding headache that comes along with a hangover) and should be avoided. Simply sipping water may seem too obvious or simple to actually work as a headache remedy but it can, and often times does. Click To Keep Reading