‘Tis the season! And while this might mean odes to joy and winter wonderlands for some, to many headache sufferers, ‘tis the season for packed malls, blinking lights, bright daylight on white snow—not to mention holiday sweets and the same half-dozen songs blaring 24/7.
Stress, bright lights, loud noises, strong smells, and changes in blood-sugar can all be major triggers for headache sufferers, and the Toronto holidays have no shortage of them.
Don’t Forget to Get ‘Nestled All Snug in Your Bed’
Sleep can have a major impact on headache pain. Making sure you get a good night’s sleep can significantly cut back on your chances of suffering headache pain the following day.
Also, make sure that your sleeping position and pillow are both ergonomically sound. Sleeping in an odd position, or with a pillow that doesn’t offer you proper support, can cause muscle tension in the neck and subluxations in your spine, both of which can contribute to headaches, as well as muscle stiffness, joint pain, illness, and more.
Escape the Madness (At Least For a While)
It’s easy to get swept up in the stresses and stimuli of the holidays, particularly if you’re a parent or grandparent. While there is pressure to do your ‘holiday duties’, such as shopping for gifts, decorating the tree, planning family gatherings, preparing meals, looking after your children, your in-laws, your extended family, your spouse—it’s important not to forget to look after yourself.
Make sure to book some time to escape from it all, by doing something that relaxes you. It could be reading a book by the fire, watching some guilty pleasure television program, sipping wine in a warm bath, or even just closing your eyes someplace quiet and taking a deep breath.
Visit Your Toronto Chiropractor
Regular chiropractic adjustments help your headaches in two ways: It alleviates many headache-related symptoms and it addresses a number of underlying issues that can cause headaches in the first place, such as muscle tension, circulatory health, immune system functionality, and more.
To get the drop on holiday headache pain relief in Toronto, book your appointment today.