Suffer from headaches and can’t make sense of why they’re happening? You’re not alone.
The US National Headache Foundation estimates that more than 45 million Americans suffer from headaches, 28 million of which suffer from uber-painful migraines.
According to WebMD, there are more than 150 different types of headaches, but if one thing’s for sure, headaches of any kind suck majorly. Luckily, there’s a few ways to determine the potential source of your pain problems.
Here’s a few ways to decipher what your headache is trying to tell you.
Front of your head
Headaches located at the front of your brain can be characterized by a number of things, including migraines, eye strain, sinus headaches, or dehydration. But, they usually all point to one cause: not enough sleep.
If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, have a big glass of water and try and get some sleep. Darkening your bedroom as much as possible also helps.
Middle or top of your head
These kind of headaches are usually characterized as tension, ice-pick, cough or exertion headaches, and they all point to food and water to get them to go away.
Grab something to eat and drink, and you should be good to go fairly quickly.
Back of your head
These kind of headaches are typically identified as cervicogenic, tension, dehydration, coital or cluster headaches.
They can usually be solved by reducing sources of stress. If you’re at work, go take a break. Go for a quick walk and get some fresh air. If you’re at home, have a hot shower and try to steam it out. Just relax.
Take this infographic to go, so you’ll alwys be able to get rid of your headache no matter what kind it is…