Headaches, and especially migraines, can be triggered in a variety of ways. Here are a few common triggers, but this is not an exhaustive list:
- Caffeine (too much or withdrawals)
- Diet, both food choices and not eating
- Alcohol intake
- Your environment, including odors, noise and lights
- Weather changes
Regular exercise and drinking plenty of water can help prevent headaches. Exercise reduces stress and helps relieve muscle tension.
Keeping a log of your headaches can help you identify your triggers. The more you know about what causes your headaches, the better prepared you are to prevent and stop them.