Tips on Treating a Tension-Type Headache
Over-the-counter medications are the first line of defense for treating the common headache. Some other methods:
Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the forehead, eyes or temples.
Use a warm towel to relax neck and shoulder muscles.
Take a warm bath or shower to help relieve tension.
Rest in a quiet, darkened room.
Use simple relaxation techniques: breathing deeply, relaxing your muscles and using visual images.
Exercise for 30 minutes three times a week. Any aerobic exercise slows your heart rate and releases painkilling chemicals in the brain.
Get enough sleep; sleep can relieve headaches.