Ah, the holidays. For many they are a time for family, friends and celebration. They can also usher in a world of stress, which can manifest itself in an assortment of ways, including migraine and tension-type headaches.
Migraine and tension-type headaches are two types of primary headaches — a benign, recurrent headache that is not the result of an underlying disease, according to the National Headache Foundation. Individuals who suffer from migraine and tension-type headache can be susceptible to triggers such as stress, smells and food that cause or worsen the pain.
Not surprisingly, the holiday season is a difficult time for headache and migraine sufferers to avoid all the potential triggers. Don’t let pain ruin your holiday. Check out the following eight tips from the National Headache Foundation on how to avoid holiday headaches this season: