This topic is about finding and avoiding triggers for tension headaches. For information on finding and avoiding triggers for migraine headaches, see Migraines: Finding and Avoiding Triggers.
You can have fewer
headaches-and less pain when you do get them-by finding out what things, or
triggers, bring on your headaches. You can try to avoid triggers to
prevent tension headaches. To prevent headaches:
- Use a
headache diary(What is a PDF document?) to find your triggers.
- Seek treatment if you have depression or
anxiety. They can lead to
- Sleep, exercise, and eat on a
- Practice good posture to reduce neck
- Reduce eyestrain from computers at work and at
- Don't clench your jaw.
Clenching can cause muscle tension in your face.