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10 best home remedies for headaches

Sure you can pop a pill and get on your feet, but are there any natural remedies for headaches that don’t leave side effects? Turns out there are several. Here are the 10 best home remedies for headaches.
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10 best home remedies for headaches

Who hasn’t suffered a headache right? It’s debilitating and annoying. While you try real hard to get to the end of your workday, the pounding pain makes you wish you were in bed instead of staring at your computer screen. We’ve all been there. In fact, one study claims that at least 68 per cent of medical students tend to suffer from migraines. But before we get to listing out home remedies for headaches, it’s important to understand the different types of headaches, their causes and whether you probably should be worried about your headache.

What are the different types of headaches?
When you’re suffering from one, all types of headaches seem like the same. But the fact is there are several different types of headaches. The best way to make out the difference is by simply identifying which part of your head hurts. If it’s just once side, chances are it’s a migraine. When your entire head hurts—ie barring the forehead—it’s called a tension headache. A sinus headache doesn’t affect your head, but rather your eye and your cheeks. If you feel that constant pain behind your eye, you’re most likely suffering from a cluster headache and if the pain is restricted to the top or front of your head, it’s probably an allergy headache. These are just some of the most common types of headaches.

What is causing my headaches?
Clearly, every different type of headache has a different cause. A migraine tends to be hereditary; if both the parents suffer from migraines, there’s a 75 per cent chance the child will inherit the condition, according to some studies. Similarly, if the entirety of your head is hurting, it’s probably because you’ve been undergoing some sort of stress or haven’t had enough sleep. Sinuses or allergies can also cause headaches. As can changes in pressure, caused during a flight for instance.

*While these natural remedies are known to work, it’s most appropriate to consult a physician before you try out any of these remedies. This article was created for informational purposes only and cannot be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.