Almost everyone experiences headaches from time to time, and many of us have gotten into the habit of just popping a pill and hoping for the best, or even just trying to wait it out until the pain has passed. But there’s no need to suffer! Whatever reason your head is pounding, there are a number of other effective remedies you can try. Give our headache hacks a try and ease the tension and discomfort you’re feeling. 

 

5 headache hacks for fast relief

 

1. Incorporate Aromatherapy

5 tips for headache reliefEssential oils such as peppermint and lavender have long been used to ease the effects of tension from a pounding head. Our Dynamic Roller Duo incorporates the aromatherapeutic benefits of essential oils along with our full-spectrum CBD to provide you with instant headache relief when rolled onto pressure points such as the temples or occipital area (the spot on the back of your head where the base of the skull meets the spine).

 

2. Use Self-Massage Techniques

In addition to targeted pressure points, using self-massage can help release tension and ease headaches. Try using our Relief Balm to aid in your massage, letting this innovative topical formulation — which includes full-spectrum hand-harvested CBD, arnica, and menthol — deliver immediate results. Some massage techniques to try:

  • Use small, circular motions up and down your neck from the tops of your shoulders all the way up to the base of your skull.
  • Apply pressure to the soft bump you can feel in the area between your thumb and index finger.
  • Use your fingertips to apply pressure to either side of your nose just below the bridge, working slowly outward toward your cheekbones.
  • Using light pressure, use your fingertips to perform slow circular and back and forth motions across your scalp.

 

3. Stay Hydrated

No matter the cause of your headache, dehydration can amplify the discomfort and, in some cases, even cause the headache itself. Drinking ample amounts of water and other hydrating fluids will help keep your body ready to fight off a headache and stay more balanced and refreshed overall. 

 

When in the throes of a headache, you may find that a cup of soothing tea helps to relax you; just be mindful of your caffeine intake. While many people find that caffeine may help ease the symptoms of a headache, it’s also a mild diuretic, so be sure to offset that with additional hydration or choose a caffeine-free herbal tea instead.

 

4. Use Temperature to Ease Tension

5 tips for headache reliefDepending on the source of your headache, using an ice or heat pack or cold or hot compresses may help bring you some relief. Ice packs or cold compresses slow blood flow and may help to dull head pain, while heat packs and hot compresses can help release tension from muscles, including the ones in your neck that often feel sore when you experience a headache. Whichever you choose, make sure to limit use to no more than 20 minutes at a time.

 

5. Focus on Restful Sleep

Sleep is one of the most critical of your body’s functions. Restful, high-quality sleep is necessary for overall physical health, cognitive function, and mental health. Good sleep can not only help you avoid the headaches associated with sleep deprivation or poor-quality sleep, but can also help you find relief when you’re experiencing a headache. To get the best quality sleep possible, try these tips:

  • Discontinue use of electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime.
  • Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature and free from distractions. 
  • Achieve improved rest and relaxation with your daily Equilibria CBD dose in our Daily Drops

 

Looking for more headache hacks using CBD? Consult with our Dosage Team to customize the daily routine that works best for you. Our Dosage Specialists will work with you to recommend the right products and routine for your specific concerns and goals. Call or email us to get started on your way to balance and relief.