When The Weather Gives You A Headache
When you wake to a gloomy and overcast morning, do you frequently feel a headache coming on? If that’s the case, there’s a good chance you’re susceptible to barometric temperature changes – and your day won’t be sunny for more reasons than one.
Scientists suspect the reason we get “weather headaches” is because when there’s a change in barometric pressure blood flow is reduced in our vessels. To compensate, some of our blood vessels contract, while others, like those in our forehead, expand. It’s this expansion that causes the pressure of a headache.
Barometric pressure headaches are frequently mistaken for sinus headaches. That’s because the pain of sinus headaches are also located in our forehead. But if you keep a “headache journal/blog” you’ll be able to figure out the real culprit for your pain. Be sure to mark down changes in humidity and pressure. If you discover that your headache is indeed linked to barometric pressure, here’s what you can do:
Consider buying a digital barometer to keep track of possible changes which might lead to a barometric pressure headache. Some barometers are made specifically to help people suffering from migraines and is named “digital migraine barometer.”