Did you know that it isn’t just stress and colds that can cause headaches? Sometimes little things, like cleaning your home or even sleeping in, can cause them too. If you want to help yourself then here are the top surprising causes of headaches.
Do you find that headaches strike you more on the weekend? Especially on a Saturday morning? If this is the case, then there is a very good reason. As you relax, the tension from the week subsides, and your stress hormones start to drop. This can cause a release of neurotransmitters, which sends out impulses to the blood vessels in the brain. When this happens, the vessels constrict and dilate. This can cause serious headaches, and it may cause you to suffer all weekend as a result. If you want to stop this, then try to avoid the temptation of sleeping in on the weekend. Instead, go for a yoga class or a walk.
Pent up Anger
When you are angry, all the muscles that are in the back of your scalp and your neck really tense up. Of course, this will cause you to experience a constricting sensation around your head, known as a tension headache. If you want to try and stop this from happening, then try to breathe in deep and slowly. Also, focus on breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. This will relax your back and your neck.
Poor posture can create a lot of tension in your upper back. This can cause you to experience a headache, and you may find that you get a throbbing pain in the back of your skull. If this is the case, then avoid sitting in one position for a long period of time. If you get pain behind the eyes, this could be because of an eye problem. If this sounds like you, then check out Biotrue ONEday for astigmatism. I have astigmatisms in BOTH eyes, so I know the pain and frustration associated with it.
If you think that housework gives you a headache, there is a high chance that you could be right. Cleaners, fragranced air fresheners, and strong perfumes can all contain chemicals which are notorious for bringing on headaches. If you want to fix this, then try and avoid heavy perfumes, and also make sure that you keep your windows and doors open as much as possible. The same applies to your workplace as well. When someone is spraying perfume, open the window and always make sure that you turn on your air conditioner where possible.
If you are prone to getting headaches, you may find that they are brought on by high humidity, increasing temperatures, and even grey skies. Pressure changes can trigger electrical and chemical changes in the brain and this can irritate your nerves. This can then lead you to developing headaches and other side effects. If you want to stop this, try and take some pain relief for when bad weather does strike. I get terrible migraines, and they’re almost always due to the barometric pressure (or a change in air pressure). High humidity causes mine, as well. When in Ohio, where it’s always over 50% humidity, I get severe migraines. Here in Las Vegas, the humidity is almost always under 10%, and I get fewer migraines!
Do you get headaches? How do you combat them? Comment below!
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Thank you for sharing this! Another common cause of headaches is poor indoor air quality. Did you know that air quality in a house can be five times worse than outdoors? It could be quite hard to determine as we can’t touch it or smell it, but there are some more signals that can indicate poor indoor air quality except headaches – for example, fatigue, eyes irritations, and runny nose.
That’s a good point! Fortunately, there are some sure ways to improve indoor air quality. First of all, I would recommend cleaning or replacing air conditioner filters. Dirty filters of HVAC systems are the leading cause of poor air quality at home. It would be best if you also cleaned air ducts – they accumulate lots of dust ad allergens.
As for filters, pros recommend cleaning them at least once every two months. But you may need to clean them more often in peak seasons when you use ac on a daily basis.
Thanks for sharing! By the way, if you lead a sedentary lifestyle and have poor poisture, try swimming. Swimming is a low-intensity exercise that doesn’t create additional load on the spine. The buoyancy of the water supports the weight of your body, reducing the load on the joints and spine. However, be careful and don’t make sharp movements.
Thank you for sharing this info. It was really unexpected to learn that headaches can be caused by pent-up anger.