We often turn to Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Aspirin for that throbbing headache we experience every once in a while. But sometimes, all we need is some quiet time, alone time, and…an ice pack. Thankfully, migraine hats might give you just that.
However, there are many types of headaches and migraines. Find out if a migraine hat is for you.
Different Types of Headaches
Headaches are always painful but some other types are more severe. They also have different causes — ranging from stress to ones that require urgent medical attention.
Is your love for coffee difficult to give up? Well, besides the racing heart as one of caffeine’s side effects, your headache can also be because of that morning, afternoon, and post-dinner coffee or tea fix — but don’t just quit caffeine right away or you might end up with a headache also (from caffeine withdrawal).
Spring season is around the corner — but those pesky pollens can quite literally be a headache! Sinus infections can be triggered by hay fever, allergies, sinusitis, the common cold, and many more. Having a sinus headache can make you feel like there’s pressure in the face and sinuses.
Almost everyone has dealt with a headache at some point in their lives. Chances are, that type of headache is a tension headache — it’s the most common type of headache. This can be triggered by stress, anxiety, or depression. It’s the headache that feels like there’s a band wrapped around your forehead and sometimes radiates toward the neck and/or the eyes.
Migraines are a unique type of headache. People who deal with migraines usually find that only one side of their head is throbbing — and it’s very painful! Many researchers conducted countless studies but they all have different conclusions. Therefore, the exact cause of a migraine is still unknown. (Some say it’s a genetic mutation in the brain, others think it’s when estrogen levels drop down, and some believe it’s some of the ingredients consumed in the food.) Until then, find yourself some quiet spot and a dark place to alleviate your migraine.
Some types of headaches can be life-threatening — one of those is the thunderclap headache. Those who survived this headache recall that their thunderclap headache was “the worst headache of their lives.” That’s because thunderclap headaches are caused by the brain bleeding, a blood clot, the artery or arteries rupturing, or a stroke.
People who complain about a thunderclap headache need to be taken to the hospital immediately as it’s likely that their mental state will be altered if they’re not given medical attention! This may lead to permanent changes in their body — they might end up in a comatose state or die.
How Migraine Hats Can Alleviate Headaches
If your headache or migraine is caused by an allergy, stress, or hormonal imbalance (ladies, this one’s especially for you if Aunt Flo is planning to stay with you soon — or if she’s already there to visit!), you can either pop some Tylenol or wear a migraine hat.
Migraine hats can be stored in your fridge or freezer and you can just grab it when your migraine hits — it’s essentially a convenient cryotherapy at home! Cryotherapy is studied to be effective in relieving migraines. They also have covers for your eyes so you don’t have to draw the curtains and turn off all your lights; migraine hats can also relieve the pressure in your neck and eyes by numbing the nerves.
Something to Wrap One’s Head Around
Migraines are never cool — but cooling down your muscles and nerves when a headache hits can quite literally be “cool!” Migraine hats can help ease the tension in your head, neck, or eyes because it’s a hands-free cold compress. And we all know the ice pack can sometimes be our best friend when we’re in pain.
Not all headaches can be relieved by medication or cold compress. Sometimes, urgent medical attention is needed. If you — or you know someone — who’s dealing with an intense headache, is vomiting, or has lost consciousness, take them to the hospital immediately.
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