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1.  Mental stress

1. Mental stress

A lot of our headaches usually start with stress.

Students have to sail through stress due to various reasons such as preparation stress, the stress of covering the vast syllabus, stress related to failure, and many more. You cannot move away from all this but you can surely control your stress level. 

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Avoid stress-related headaches

Avoid stress-related headaches

Early Preparation: You must start preparing for any test or exam well in advance. Thus There wouldn’t be any stress pertaining to syllabus covering. 

Plan It Out: Be a planner freak if you wish to avoid headaches. Plan everything out by writing and studying according to the to-do lists. 

Do not fear studying: You must create your own routines and system to study. Try to make studying a fun activity by indulging in stationery, sticky notes, watching videos, and making colorful notes. 

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2.  Fatigue and frustration

2. Fatigue and frustration

You also have headaches due to prolonged periods of studying. It leads to fatigue.

  • Studying for a test and then not getting the desired result can also lead to frustrations that paves way for headaches.
  • Constantly thinking and studying can also lead to headaches. 

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Avoid fatigue/frustration-related headaches

Avoid fatigue/frustration-related headaches

  1. Preferred time slot for studying: Always aim to have a preferred time for studying when your energy levels are at a peak. Try to cover the most important topics at that time to avoid developing headaches. 
  2. Try Pomodoro method
  3. Take frequent breaks
  4. Reset from a slump: Whenever you fail, try to analyze why you failed and then get back without having any frustrations. I know it hurts a lot, but get back into the Do-it mode! 
  5. Re-energize with energy-dense snacks

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3. Weak eyesight

If your eyes water and you have headaches, maybe it’s time to get a checkup for your eyesight. 

To avoid this:

  • Go for regular eye checkups and consult a doctor.
  • Read books for a distance of 25 cm. 
  • Do not strain yourself by overstudying, it causes more pain. 

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4.  Increased screen time

4. Increased screen time

In today’s world when the entire world is going digital, this problem is inevitable. Staring at mobile phones and laptops can wreak havoc on your headaches. 

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Avoid screen-related headaches

Avoid screen-related headaches

  1. Take breaks frequently and use the time to stretch your body and do some light yoga.  
  2. Avoid sitting and working for a longer period of time. It is advisable to not sit for longer than 20-30 minutes if you are studying from your laptop.
  3. If your preparation requires you to stare at a computer screen, then make sure that during breaks or free time, you do not use any type of technology or screen.

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5.  Incorrect posture

5. Incorrect posture

Often we don’t understand it but an incorrect posture also can lead to shoulder and headaches. It is advisable to maintain a good posture while studying.

To avoid this:

  1. Don’t face downwards while studying
  2. Keep your spine straight
  3. Study at a desk or table

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6.  Migraine related headache

6. Migraine related headache

Migraines are intense pain that occurs in the temples of the head, in the forehead, and also affect your shoulder and neck.

There are mainly various triggers that lead to migraine pain. This type of pain can last up to hours and for some, it might be days.

If you have an intense migraine, you might have to be injected with medicine to reduce it.

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Avoid migraine-related headaches

Avoid migraine-related headaches

  • Know the triggers: Some of the triggers can be chocolate, caffeine, any eating habit, or any stress-related issue. If you can detect the triggering factor, you can avoid it to reduce the migraine effect. 
  • Avoid caffeine
  •  Stay hydrated
  • Reduce stress: Reduce stress at all costs! Do meditation, journal your thoughts away, and reduce the stress. 
  • Balanced lifestyle: Don’t just study but keep exercising and eat healthily. Have a positive attitude towards life.

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maliha

A medical student!🩺 I’d like to live as simply as possible. I love reading- regardless of what type of book it is. People are wonderful, especially those closest to me. I’m determined to do some good for others in whatever I end up doing in the future.

CURATOR'S NOTE

Headaches have become a regular occurrence for students and many of them feel vulnerable when dealing with this problem. Here are some steps you can take to avoid it!✨

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