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    17 Things That People Who Get A Lot Of Headaches Or Migraines Swear By

    Whether you're prone to tension headaches, sinus headaches, migraines, or all of the above (same), there's something here that'll give you some sweet relief.

    1. A roll-on headache and migraine relief stick, which I haven't stopped recommending since I first tried — and I don't plan on stopping any time soon.

    2. A freezable cap that can be worn on top of your head or all the way over your eyes and that may look a little silly, but the cold and compression relief it'll provide is no laughing matter.

    3. Or, if you're someone who prefers heat for your head, a fuzzy, wrap-around, lavender-scented version you can microwave *or* freeze.

    A model wearing the thick blue plush wrap around the top of their head and eyes

    4. A pair of blue-light-blocking eyeglasses to help prevent the throbbing ache in your eyes and skull caused by staring at a computer screen all dang day like it's your job (oh, wait, it probably is).

    5. A heated shiatsu massager with over 3,000 5-star reviews because it'll give you the pampering you need and deserve when it feels like tiny demons inside your brain are just casually pounding hammers against the walls of your skull.

    6. An ice roller to have you start thinking of "brain freeze" in a whole new, positive light — as in putting a freeze on the pain in your brain.

    A reviewer holding the roller

    7. Instantly downloadable headache tracking planner pages so you can record the deets of each headache as well as keep an organized log over a week or month. No more being all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ when your doc asks you about frequency and triggers.

    8. And some ~painfully~ adorable planner stickers to help you tell at a glance how frequent your migraines have been lately or keep track of how often you're taking medication.

    The stickers, which are shaped like colorful pill capsules with surprised faces under the word "migraine"

    9. A miracle-working acupressure mat and pillow set with over 3,000 positive reviews from people with everything from migraines to tension headaches to other chronic pain conditions who say it really helped them ~stick it~ to their pain (literally).

    A model leaning back in bed against the spiked orange mat and domed pillow

    10. A roll-on blend of essential oils like rosemary, lavender, peppermint, Roman chamomile, and eucalyptus ready to provide some super soothing aromatherapy.

    A hand holding the lipstick-sized tube of the product

    11. An adjustable posture corrector you can wear over or under your clothes, so you can start to break the tension-headache-inducing habit of constantly hunching over your computer, your desk, your phone, your get the point.

    12. A fleecy heatable neck and shoulder wrap scented with herbs like lavender, chamomile, and peppermint sure to have you saying ~that's a wrap~ on painful tension in your head, neck, and shoulders.

    A reviewer wearing the blue plush wrap

    13. A special salve made from fair trade oils, essential oils, and herbs that you can rub on your forehead, neck, and shoulders when you feel that first temple twinge that makes you think "UGH, not again."

    A tub of the balm topped with herbs or petals

    14. A cushy, freezable eye pillow so you can just close your eyes, pop it on, get under a blanket, turn on some calming tunes, and actually get (*checks notes*) comfy on a rough headache day.

    A model wearing the puffy black fabric eye mask

    15. Or a freezable gel mask with LOL-worthy eye and nose holes so you can get relief while you read, scroll Insta, catch up on TV, and otherwise go about your at-home routine.

    A reviewer wearing the purple, gel bead-filled mask under their glasses

    16. An easy and affordable nighttime mouth guard you can mold at home (no dentist visit required) to come to your rescue if you suspect clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth in your sleep might be contributing to your frequent headaches.

    A reviewer's hand holding the transparent guard molded to the shape of their teeth

    17. A headache relief aromatherapy inhaler stick you can easily toss in your purse, pocket, or desk drawer and pull out whenever you could using a soothing sniff. Goodness ~nose~ that will be often.

    The inhaler, which looks almost like a small gluestick

    TL;DR: I recommend getting some of these if you've ever related to this GIF:

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