We refer to things, tasks and some people as ‘a headache’. That is how habitual and frustrating it is. However, the most common cause of a headache is stress and pressure. Folks are loaded with work or thoughts or pressed for time most days and the only way the body responds to it is a headache, there are several causes for headaches and every cause demands a different treatment, nevertheless it can be easily identified in people who slog in front of a screen which strains the eyes and deteriorates the brain. Stress is inevitable in the world we live in but headaches can be tackled- naturally and instantaneously.

These natural ways will come in handy, you can try them on yourself or on a co-worker sitting at your desk; these are simple but very effective.

Peppermint and lavender oil: The scent of a pure grade essential oil of peppermint or lavender will instantly make you feel better. Peppermint oil can be applied directly to your skin, and it is said to have a cooling effect on the skin. The oil also increases blood flow which reduces pain. You can even inhale diffused lavender or peppermint oils to unclog sinus or airways.

Lavender has a soothing effect so it an incredible stress reliever. Lavender oil is also known to increase blood circulation and relieve pain. Carry a bottle in your bag.

Staying hydrated: If you are regularly sipping of caffeine or soda at work, maybe you should stop. Caffeine and sugar dehydrate your body, and that can cause a headache. Keep yourself hydrated with water and with foods that have high water content.

Power nap: Headaches can occur when you are running on less sleep and sometimes sleep is the only cure. Take a power nap for 10-15 mins and wake up relieved and rejuvenated.

Compress: For any pain, heat or cold compress gives instant results. The temperature relaxes the muscles and relieves stress. Grab a cold or hot compress depending on your mood.

Stretch: Everyone does this and it is one of the best feelings ever. Stretching will relax all the muscles and this will reduce your stress by half. Next time you get a headache, stretch each muscle and hold each one for 30 seconds.

Next time, drop the pain-killers.