3 At-Home Remedies for a Tension Headache

headaches Today's Dental Alberta CanadaDo you notice that you get headaches when you are feeling particularly tired or stressed? Does it seem that your headaches get worse throughout the day? If so, you may be suffering from tension headaches. Accounting for about 90% of all headaches, tension headaches are usually felt across the forehead and around the temples. By causing additional symptoms like jaw pain and ringing in the ears, tension headaches can make you feel sick all over. Luckily, there are some at-home remedies that you can try the next time you feel a tension headache coming on. Read on to learn more.

  1. Drink More Water

One of the best things you can do to combat a nasty headache is to drink more water. Oftentimes, people get dehydrated from drinking too much soda or coffee throughout the day and they end up with a headache. However, by staying hydrated by drinking more water, you can help to get rid of your current headache and protect yourself from getting more further down the line.

  1. Use Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is a great, all-natural remedy that can help you clear up your tension headache in no time. By calming your body and mind, peppermint oil will help give you the relaxation you deserve. Simply take a small drop of peppermint oil and rub it on your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck— this should help relax you and relieve the tension in your forehead.

  1. Try Yoga

Yoga is one of the healthiest things you can do for your mind and body. By stretching your body in ways you normally wouldn’t and using meditative techniques to calm your mind, you can help relax every part of your body. The next time you feel a tension headache coming on, grab your yoga mat and try doing 10-15 minutes of yoga.

If you notice that your tension headaches are caused by an uneven bite or jaw, contact the dentists at Today’s Dental for a consultation. To learn more about tension headaches or other jaw related disorders, schedule an appointment with Today’s Dental today!

 

 

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