Have you been stressing out lately about work, love or family? Or have you been involved in some really irresponsible drinking last night? Whatever the reason may be of your dreadful headaches, we have just the right ways for you to bid farewell to your headache and give yourself some relief.

If you are suffering from a headache, it is important to know and identify the type of headache you are going through, in order to cure it effectively.

What exactly would you describe as a headache though?

A headache basically happens when you feel some painful sensation in any part of your head, be it a really minor pain or a really strong, really bad pain. Headaches are common these days owing to people’s eating habits, sleep schedules, tiredness, stress or maybe a medical condition.

1. Stress Headache

We’re all stressing our way through lives. It’s quite common to give yourself a headache in situations when you are stressing your brain out for some emotional, physical or psychological reasons. This headache is fairly common and can be identified quite easily.

The symptoms include a slight non-throbbing pain in your head. It is also medically referred to as feeling pressure like a tight band was tied around your head. These types of headaches are a result of improper sleep schedule, fatigue, poor posture and of course stress.

To treat this headache, you can go for an over the counter painkiller. But don’t overdo it. If the headache lasts for too long, consult a doctor. These headaches can also be relieved by stretching, exercising and spending time outdoors or doing any recreational activity of interest.

2. Sinus Headache

Sinuses are air-filled spaces inside your cheekbones, forehead, and behind the bridge of your nose. When these get inflamed, they tend to swell, make more mucus, thus blocking channels that drain them. This causes what we call a sinus headache. 

Symptoms for identifying a sinus headache include pain in cheekbones, forehead, and bridge of the nose. This pain tends to increase when you move your head suddenly or strain. You can also identify this headache if start developing a fever, runny nose, swelling in your face.

This headache can be treated by taking antibiotics or antihistamines or decongestants. If this headache doesn’t go away soon enough you might want to see your doctor.

3. Migraine Headache

Migraines are very common types of headaches too, though very painful. Migraines can be of varying intensity, accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light.

A migraine headache causes throbbing pain, fatigue, speech disorders, or a change in appetite. These are mainly due to dilation of blood vessels in the brain, but can also be due to genetic predisposition.

Currently, there is no known cure for migraine headaches. 

But you can ease your symptoms by consulting a doctor and asking him to prescribe the right medications for you.

4. Cluster Headache

Cluster headaches are headaches that occur in a specific pattern or in clusters. These are frequent attacks of headache which may last from a few weeks to months, followed by relief from these headaches for some other months or years. Cluster headaches are less common than migraine headaches and are more common in males than in females. The symptoms include immense pain behind or around your eyes, or on the side of your head. Redness of eyes, light sensitivity are some of the other symptoms. 

Cluster headaches are tough to treat because they come and go in a brief moment. You are advised to visit your doctor for proper treatment of this type of headache.

5. Hangover

Well, well, well, here you are after a long night of irresponsible drinking looking for ways to just get that hangover out of your head? Everything aside, hangovers too, are among the worst most painful types of headaches and fairly unbearable too.

Alcohol lowers water levels from your body, dilates your blood vessels and causes dehydration. So, the only way to treat a bad hangover is to take a painkiller, drink lots of water, stay hydrated and get some sleep. 

These are some ways and methods to identify and know the types of headache you are going through and treat them accordingly.