8 Headache Triggers and How to Treat Them

There's nothing worse than a crushing headache -- here's a list of possible causes so you can prevent them. (10 Photos)

Padmini Mangunta on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:34PM

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8 Headache Triggers and How to Treat Them

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The Time of Day

Not everyone is a morning person, so if you find yourself woken up by unrelenting pain, you’re probably even less enthusiastic about the day ahead. Rebound headaches often hit people in the early morning. Cluster headaches -- short but intensely painful attacks recurring over weeks or months -- have been called “alarm clock headaches” since they often awaken sufferers. And tension headaches accompanying depression are often worse in the morning. What to do? Talk to your doctor to find out what you can do about your specific situation.

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