Headaches are a very real problem for a lot of people. Sometimes you’re able to tell where your headache came from (allergies, a sudden and intense change in air pressure, dehydration, etc.), but other times they sneak up out of no where and leave you wanting nothing more than a quiet, blacked out bedroom where you can sleep it off.
That’s all well and good if you’re at home, but what are you supposed to do if you’re at work or you need to run the kids around for the next three hours? YouTube channel BeYourPotential might just have the solution for you – According to BYP, 90% of headaches can be alleviated using this quick technique; it helps open the main sinus canals that lead to your brain (which can often get blocked up by mucous and cause your head to throb).
The process is fairly undemanding: Simply apply pressure to the sinuses between your eyes and nose with one hand and on the back of your head with the other for a full 60 seconds (this is important – It might not be as effective if you cut down on the time).
Even if you don’t have a headache, you might want to give it a shot – This quick method reportedly also helps improve focus, energy, and even your mood!
Here are a couple of other tips to help keep your headaches at bay:
Sleep well – If I don’t get enough sleep on any given night, it’s a near certainty that at some point over the course of the next day, I’ll have a dull headache.
Drink lots of water (but not too much!) – Believe it or not, dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches and even though it’s been recognized all over the internet and throughout the general public, it’s very not well studied within the medical community. Here’s one study from 2004 that somewhat confirms the theory, stating that further studies “could prove illuminating”.
Exercise – Heading to the gym a few days a week or making a plan to start going on daily walks helps get the blood moving which can go a long way in preventing pressure from building up in your head.
Fresh air also often helps. Hopefully you try out this one-minute headache hack the next time your head starts to pound and it works for you, too. What’s your top tip for getting rid of a headache quickly? Let us know in the comments section below and don’t forget to share this post with your friends if you find it works!.