Temple headaches, or tension headaches, occur randomly and usually as a result of stress. Here’s how to get rid of one quickly.

Around 80% of adults deal with temple headaches at any time in their life in the United States. 

Temple headaches are also known as tension headaches and they are often the result of stress. 

Not treating your temple headache properly can lead to more discomfort and can negatively affect your life. 

Continue reading to discover the best ways to beat a temple headache so that you can get back to living your life the way you want to! 

1. Get Away From Bright Lights

If you are dealing with a temple headache, one way to get quick relief is by getting away from bright lights or dimming them. 

Bright and flickering lights can cause more discomfort and lead to a migraine. You can wear glasses on when you go outside if it is bright. You can also sit in a dark room until your symptoms begin to subside.

When you have a tension headache, you may be more sensitive to light. It is best to dim the lights if you feel any pain. 

2. Try Cannabidiol Oil

Now that most states have legalized the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, you get easily get relief to headaches and migraines.

There has been a lot of research done on CBD oil and migraines that show hope for relief. CBD oil helps get rid of pain and reduces inflammation. When you get a tension or temple headache, nerves inflame leading to pain.

Although CBD oil comes from cannabis plants, it does not contain enough THC to cause mind-altering effects that give a “high.” Research is still being done on treating migraines with CBD, but either way, it can dramatically reduce symptoms. 

3. Take a Shower or Bath

Taking a warm shower or bath can help get rid of your temple headache if nothing else is working.

The warm water and steam can help relax you and your muscles, leading to you being less tense. Baths are another great way to unwind and relax when the tension becomes too much and bothers your head. 

To get the best results you can add essential oils into the shower to relax the muscles even more and also relax your mind. Use this time to focus on pain washing off of your body and you may just come out of the shower feeling brand new.

Some people recommend taking your bath in a room with dimmed lights so that you can give your eyes a break. 

4. Reduce Pressure and Tension

One of the most helpful things to do when you have a temple headache is to reduce pressure and tension on your head and around the neck.

Sometimes a tight ponytail in the hair or sunglasses can cause tension headaches. Removing the items from your head can provide some relief instantly, but it is still important to treat your headache properly. 

Many people also get temple headaches when they have a pinched nerve on their upper back or around the neck. Try your best to relax the muscles and reduce the pressure that you are holding onto. 

You should remove any hats or goggles that are too tight, otherwise, they can contribute to your tension headache. 

5. Take a Break from Technology

If you are dealing with a temple headache, you may want to avoid looking at technology for a bit of time.

Reducing the time you spend on your phone or watching TV can help decrease strain on the eyes that can contribute to headaches. If you have a job that involves sitting at a computer every day, try taking breaks and walk around. 

Resting your eyes and not focusing on a computer screen can help you feel better. Continuing to look at a computer while you have a headache may lead to a migraine. 

6. Apply Heat

There are many reasons that you can get a headache and not all of them should be treated the same way.

Although many headaches can be helped with an ice pack, tension headaches are different. If you have a temple headache you should instead use a heating pad.

You should put the heating pad on the back of your head or neck to reduce discomfort. If you don’t have a heating pad, you can use a warm washcloth to get the job done. Try your best to apply the heat pad wherever you are feeling the most pain. 

7. Avoid Chewing

Have you ever noticed that your headaches feel worse when you are chewing on food?

This is quite common because chewing affects your lips, cheeps, jaw, and head. You should avoid difficult to eat sticky foods. Try taking small bites to avoid overworking the muscles. 

Candies and meat are two popular foods that people have a hard time eating when dealing with a tension headache. 

If you have an issue with grinding your teeth at night, you should invest in a mouthguard. A mouthguard can help get rid of tension headaches that are starting in your sleep. 

Say Goodbye to Your Terrible Temple Headache

Temple headaches, often called tension headaches, typically stem from stress.

These headaches are painful and can disrupt your day if not properly taken care of. Utilizing this guide can help you quickly get over your temple headache and move on with your day. 

The first thing that you should do when you have a tension headache is to reduce the tension and pressure on your head. Once you remove ponytails and tight hats, you can apply heat with a pad or by taking a shower.

Try your best to relax and not hold onto stress. Doing so can cause further pain and migraines. 

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