Did you know that you’re more likely to suffer from a bad headache in the warm summer months than during any other time of the year? A recent Harvard University study revealed that a person’s risk for a severe headache jumps by 7.5 percent for every 5 degrees Celsius increase in temperature. It’s no wonder that Americans observe National Headache Awareness Month each June when summer’s just heating up.
Other factors that add to an individual’s propensity for getting a headache during the summer include dehydration and over-exercising. On hot days especially it’s important to get enough water. Dehydration in any season can cause a nasty headache, but it’s understandably even worse when the weather is warm. Along those same lines, those who take part in strenuous exercise in hot weather are at high risk for developing a headache.
Yahoo! Health also points several summertime triggers that may be linked to contracting a migraine:
- Sugar substitutes found in diet drinks
- Barbecue sauces that contain MSG
- Hot dogs that contain nitrates
- Dark alcohols that contain tyramine, sulfites, and histamines
Now that you’ve got the information you need to enjoy the next few months headache-free, share the wealth! Headache awareness advertising items are great reminders about how to avoid massive migraines. Giveaways as simple as bottled water can help everyone combat headaches this June and all summer long!