Headaches: we all get them. For some, the headaches come more often than others. There are so many factors to consider when trying to figure out why you get them. Most of the time, you will be surprised at what causes the majority of common headaches. Obviously, you should consult a licensed physician if your pains are frequent or unmanageable. Otherwise, here are a few things to keep in mind when you find yourself with an onslaught of headaches.


So your busy doing whatever it is you are doing and relief is nowhere in sight. Whether you are working on an up and coming deadline for a project or helping around at your child's classroom field trip, stress is a part of everyone's life. While some forms of stress may be considered reasonable, and even good for you, the stress at work and at home should be kept to manageable levels. What I mean by management is taking a look at all the factors in your life to determine if they need a change. Just popping a few Advil is being reactive to your situation--you need to be proactive. Those painful headaches will come back with a vengeance; it's time to start investing more time to determine where they may be coming from.


You wouldn't think that food would have anything to do with headaches but you'll find that missing a meal or two a day will make your body do some very strange things--headaches are one of them! Be sure that you eat properly and at appropriate intervals--you can begin eating right during lunch. Keep an eye out for toddlers and young children as they are likely to throw a tantrum instead of telling you that they are simply hungry. While you and I can miss a few meals without skipping a beat, children are more prone to the negative symptoms of missing a meal--be sure that they are eating properly and on-time.


A lack of proper sleep will affect us all. Surely, there are those who can sleep on a few hours of sleep but do not try this unless you are accustomed to doing so. Along with a proper diet and exercise, 6 to 8 hours of sleep will help you achieve a healthier you. Develop a consistent schedule and be sure to stick to it!

In the end, all these feelings of pain are our body's way of communicating with us. A cut on the finger brings pain immediately where an empty stomach starts with a rumble in your tummy. You need to pay attention to yourself. Pay attention to the signs--get good at this and you can start being proactive and start incorporating habits of prevention into your life. Take care!