1. Hydrate

It is important for to replenish that lost hydration every day to avoid a whole host of negative side effects, one of which is headaches. Dehydration can occur year round but it is more prevalent in the summer months when we sweat more than usual. If you are thirsty, you re already dehydrated, so it is a good idea to carry a reusable water bottle with you, especially in the summer.

2. Protect Yourself from the Sun

Prolonged squinting caused by the bright sun and becoming overheated or suburned can both trigger headaches.  Wear sunscreen and brimmed hats to shield your face, neck, upper chest and back.  Sunglasses can prevent headaches triggered by bright light or glare, and can also protect eye health. To get the most protection, opt for sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.

3. Spit Out Your Gum

According to a 2013 study from Tel Aviv, two-thirds of headache sufferers who chewed gum daily saw 100 hundred percent relief of their headache pain after quitting. Not only that, but when they started chewing again, every single one reported that the headaches had returned. The TMJ is a joint like any other, and all that chewing is putting stress on your jaw which can cause headaches.

4. Treat Your Allergies

Many migraines are triggered by allergies.  While many allergies are related to the blooming pollen of summer, allergy headaches can be caused by all types of irritants, like pet dander, dust, mold and foods.

5. Go Herbal

For summer headache relief, peppermint, ginger and eucalyptus can easily be found in tea form. Magnesium, riboflavin and fish oil supplements have shown to help as well.

by Kelly Turner | July 3, 2015