There are many reasons that can cause a headache, but some are excessively strange and that is why we do not pay attention to them. Here we list some!
Sex: Believe it or not, there are many situations in which headaches are associated with sexual activity. The International Society on headache (IHS, for its acronym in English: International Headache Society) is a British non-profit organization that offers information to help people affected by this ailment.
The definition presented by this organization is that of headache precipitated by sexual activity, which usually begins as a bilateral dull ache as arousal increases and suddenly intensifies at orgasm, in the absence of any intracranial disorder.
Taking a pain reliever a few hours before can block the unwelcome pain. However, asking for specialized help is always the best step to take.
Dream: some people wake up with a strong headache and this may indicate that there is some problem during the hours of sleep. Many people are unaware that they suffer from nocturnal bruxism, which is an involuntary habit that causes patients to clench their jaws or grind their teeth by rubbing or sliding them without any functional purpose.
Bruxism in its milder forms is more common than it seems, and affects both children and adults. According to the calculation of several scientific studies in 2013, the prevalence of nocturnal bruxism among the adult population is approximately 12%.
The way to solve it is to go to the dentist to put a mouth guard that will protect our teeth while we sleep.
Lights! Glowing lights, especially those that flicker, can trigger migraines. And this is because these types of lights trigger certain chemicals in the brain, which activate the migraine center. The organization of Health British recommends that these patients wear sunglasses both indoors and outdoors, and suggests polarized lenses as an option.
Ice cream! Some people are susceptible to headaches caused by cold material moving across the roof of the mouth and down the back of the throat. Popsicles and frozen drinks have the same effect.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, the Harvard University School of Medicine publication, when ice cream touches these parts of the mouth, it causes the small blood vessels in those areas to contract and then rapidly dilate.
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