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Health Tip: Learn What Triggers Your Head Pain

Keep a headache log

(HealthDay News) -- Headaches often strike at the most inopportune times. According to Bucknell University, their causes can include stress, skipping meals, irregular sleep habits, or certain foods.

Here are suggestions on how to help cope with headaches:

  • Lie down in a darkened, quiet room.
  • Try to sleep.
  • Place an ice bag on your head.
  • If you suffer from migraines, take medicine at the first signs of pain.

People who have frequent headaches should get regular exercise, try to maintain regular sleeping and eating patterns, and practice good posture. They also may want to keep a headache log, including when each headache appears, where the pain is felt, the severity of the pain, and any factors that seem to trigger the headache.

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