Stress Headaches

Stress Headaches, also known as Tension Headaches, are the most common type of headache.

Both tension headaches and migraines can be brought on by emotional pressure and distress. While migraines aren't commonly a daily occurrence, tension headaches can be which can cause a major disruption in your life.

But even if you only get one of these every once in awhile, you'll quickly see how they can turn even the simplest tasks into torture.

There are many different reasons that one may get a tension headache. Most commonly, it is caused by tension in the muscles in the neck, back, and shoulders. However, they can also be caused by lack of sleep, exhaustion, poor posture, and anxiety among other things.

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Many studies show that anywhere from 30-80% of adults occasionally experience stress headaches. They can last anywhere from several minutes to several days.

Tension headaches usually occur later in the day and can displayed as mild to moderate pressure on the sides, top, or front of the head.

Migraines are another type of headache that can be caused by stress.

They are often much more severe than tension headaches and display different characteristics such as:

  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Sensitivity to Sound
  • Nausea and Motion Sickness

When we become stressed, many different things begin to happen within our bodies to help us survive the event. One of those things is an increase in chemicals which can cause blood vessel changes that bring on migraines.

If you experience either of these types of headaches, it's important to maintain healthy stress levels. These Ten Tips for Stress Management will get you started and on your way.

In addition, it's always important to discuss these or any other symptoms of stress with your doctor. They will be able to provide you with a proper diagnosis as well as discuss treatment options. They may also be able to talk with you more about your stress management strategies so that you can prevent future stress headaches.

Looking for more tips? Try these relaxation techniques to create a calm and balanced sense of well being.

You may also want to consider Hypnosis which is proven to be a highly effective stress and pain management tool. Downloadable hypnosis audios is a great choice because you can have access to them immediately without having to leave your house and face the world with that headache... and you won't have to wait days for something to arrive in the mail.

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