Migraines are a surprisingly common problem for many people. According to the Migraine Research Foundation (1), about 18% of U.S. women, 6% of men, and ~10% of children suffer from migraines. A type of headache, migraines are usually worse on one side of the head or forehead and are characterized by a painful throbbing. They can last from several hours to several days at a time and can render the afflicted incapable of working or doing much of anything.
There are various medical and hormonal treatments for migraines but here we’ll mention the best 20 everyday migraine hacks that people have tried and posted online. Migraines have a lot to do with light sensitivity, keep reading to find out why.
Get rid of the noise around you
Loud, irritating or even just repetitive noises are among the major triggers for migraines. Blocking out the noise is one of the first things you’ll want to do when you’re having a migraine problem. Isolating yourself to a quiet place is a good idea as is carrying earplugs with you at all times. If you’re at the office you might also want to try playing some quiet and soothing sounds in your headphones such as rain or forest sound playlists.