Say Goodbye to Tension Headaches: 5 Effective Prevention Strategies (+Bonus Tip)

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Hey there, are you looking for a way out of tension headaches? Wondering if there are any ways to prevent them? Well, then you are in the right place.

Each one of us would have encountered a headache. These headaches usually subside within a day or two, but if we had the choice of preventing them, who wouldn't? Headaches are one of the most disturbing neurological conditions that, in extreme cases, disabled individuals. The intensity of headaches varies according to the type.

Effective Prevention Strategies, Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type, accounting for around 70% of all headaches. The intensity might range from mild to moderate. These headaches are usually self-diagnosed and relieved by consuming over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

However, the irritability and unease caused by these headaches can ruin one's entire day. If you have ever wondered if there is anything you can do to control and prevent these headaches, you have come to the right place. This blog will take you through the 5 most sought-after ways you can prevent tension headaches and control their episodes.

The most common trigger for tension headaches is stress. So, preventing stress is the right way to prevent them. Migraine attacks are complex brain events that unfold over hours to days in a recurrent matter. The most common type of migraine is without aura (75% of cases).

Preventing Tension Headaches

Now, you must be wondering how to prevent stress since it is an extrinsic factor. Indeed, we cannot control the external events that take place, but it is within our control to manage our reactions to these external events. Various triggers can induce a headache, and it is within our control to ensure that these triggers are kept in check.

So keep reading to learn about these 5 preventive measures, and at the very end, I will mention one more method as a bonus. Let's get started.

Staying Hydrated

One of the easiest and most overlooked prevention measures against headaches is practicing good hydration. Often, you may have felt uneasiness in your head after being in the sun for a while or after engaging in strenuous physical activity.

Around 75% of the human brain is composed of water, and any depletion in the water level can put the brain vessels under stress, resulting in a dull throbbing pain in your head. Therefore, it is important to keep track of your water intake and ensure that you stay hydrated throughout the day to prevent dehydration headaches, one of the most common types of tension headaches.

Sleep Adequately

Effective Prevention Strategies, Tension Headaches

Pulling late-night Netflix marathons or attending late-night parties might sound fun, but the headaches that follow are not so enjoyable. The human body is constantly performing various functions throughout the day, and thus the body, especially the brain, needs time to recover. 

Based on research studies, an average adult should sleep anywhere between 7 to 8 hours.

The required time for recovery varies individually, but the idea here is to ensure that the body and brain are relaxed after a day. Lack of sleep has many adverse effects on the body, and it is no surprise that sleep-deprived individuals are more prone to tension headaches compared to those who get quality sleep.

Maintain a Healthy Diet 

Do not worry; it's not another weight-loss diet plan. Often, people misunderstand the implication of the word "diet." Diet is not only about what you eat but also about when you eat. Ensuring that you stick to your routine without skipping breakfast, lunch, and dinner is very important in preventing stress-induced tension headaches.

Many migraine patients have reported that missing a meal and undergoing a substantially long interval between meals triggered their headaches. When you skip a meal, there is a decline in blood glucose concentration in the brain, inducing stress and further triggering a tension headache. Therefore, one can easily prevent such headaches by following a healthy diet.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Well, it may not be the most favorite item on the list, but unfortunately, studies have already proven the adverse effects of alcohol consumption on the body. The discomfort experienced during hangovers is due to the stress that alcohol puts on the body. Alcohol acts as a diuretic, causing dehydration through increased urination and sweating.

Therefore, it can induce stress. Additionally, various patients have reported how red wine triggered their migraines, implying that certain ingredients are sensitive and can trigger tension headaches. Thus, cutting down on alcohol and staying away from it is a way to prevent tension headaches.

Engage in Regular Exercise

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Well, it doesn't have to be a hardcore workout in the gym or intense military drills. One simply needs to ensure movement. A significant portion of the day is spent sitting in a position, in front of a screen. The sedentary lifestyle has led to pain in the neck, shoulders, and stiffness, which can trigger headaches and make them worse.

Simple movements like walking, stretching your body, and even practicing yoga are beneficial. Whatever you do, make sure you make a habit out of it. By investing even a little time in exercise, you can drastically reduce stress and prevent tension headaches.

Once you build habits to follow all these 5 prevention measures, the chances of getting a tension headache significantly reduce. However, there might be cases in which you still feel stressed, whether it's from work, school, home, or anywhere. Tension headaches are preventable to an extent, but the uncertainties of life make us incapable of forecasting such headaches.

Bonus

The key is to relax your mind, body, and brain. What if I tell you there is a way to relax your brain within 20 minutes? And what if I tell you that this method has been clinically validated and has been in use in foreign countries for more than a decade? 

Neurostimulation for Headache Relief

It's called neurostimulation, where sound waves are produced at a frequency that has the potential to alleviate intense headaches such as migraine pain and reduce the intensity of further headaches, even preventing them. Such devices were only produced by foreign countries, and people were unaware of this benefit.

Not anymore.

Bramhansh Technologies, a MedTech startup from India, has successfully innovated the first wearable device of its kind, called Migraeleif, offering neurostimulation benefits. The patented technology used in Migraeleif has been scientifically validated through clinical trials. What's even more wonderful is that the clinical trials concluded that Migraeleif was able to provide immediate relief from migraine headaches within 20 minutes of usage, and people who were stressed fell asleep after using the device.

So, if you are tired of taking medications to resolve your headaches and are looking for a medication-free alternative for instant relief and prevention of tension headaches, Migraeleif is worth considering.

By implementing these 5 effective prevention strategies, you can bid farewell to tension headaches and reclaim control over your life. Remember, stress is often the main culprit behind these headaches, so taking proactive steps to manage stress is crucial.

Don't let tension headaches hold you back any longer. Take charge of your health and incorporate these preventive measures into your daily routine. With dedication and a holistic approach to wellness, you can overcome tension headaches and embrace a life free from their grip.

Say goodbye to tension headaches and hello to a brighter, headache-free future!

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