Beat That Headache! 5 Must-Haves to Numb the Pain
by Selena Fragrassi for Thrive Market It seems just about everything in our modern world could be considered a potential headache trigger—from the rampant use of fluorescent lighting and eye strain caused by our addiction to mobile devices to frequent and unpredictable weather changes. While over-the-counter (OTC) medicine is a good quick fix, taking it regularly can potentially cause some serious problems in susceptible people, especially if mixing it with other OTC remedies. So if you find headaches are becoming more of a daily occurrence, there’s no need to endure the pain, or make yourself sick in the process. Check out these helpful, all-natural products to keep your head straight. Caffeine is a wonder drug when it comes to headaches because it constricts the blood vessels, mitigating the pain. It’s so effective that it’s often included in OTC pills like Excedrin. For the best results, drink a cup of strong black coffee, which you can get with every batch of Coffeesock ColdBrew. This convenient DIY kit lets you make up to 64 ounces in advance that keeps for a couple of days, allowing you to have some on hand when you need it most. can also be caused by dehydration. The brain rests inside a fluid sack, which prevents it from hitting the skull; but if the fluid gets too low, there can be more friction, which causes the pain. It’s easy to drink up with this elegantly-designed pitcher that holds up to 10 cups of filtered water and has a convenient lid that automatically opens when refilling. You might also consider a reusable water bottle that you can fill up and take on the go to ensure that you’re always hydrated.