Pain - head; Rebound headaches; Medication overuse headaches
The following healthy habits can lessen stress and reduce your chance of getting headaches:
- Getting enough sleep
- Eating a healthy diet
- Exercising regularly
- Learning proper posture
- Learning to relax using meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or other techniques
- Quitting smoking
- Stretching your neck and upper body, especially if your work involves typing or using a computer
- Wearing proper eyeglasses, if needed
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Kwiatkowski T, Alagappan K. Headache. In: Marx JA, Hockberger Rs, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2009:chap 101.
Review Date: 10/30/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.