3. Going on vacation
You’ve been in a rush getting everything ready for your much-needed holiday. The day you leave, the stress stops, but a headache or migraine begins. “We call that a post-stress letdown headache,” says Dr. Lay. “Maybe you were up late packing and you’re sleep deprived, or you didn’t have breakfast because you have an early flight.”
The fix: “You can’t really prevent a post-stress letdown headache, but you can manage it,” says Dr. Lay. Get plenty of water and sleep in the days before you leave, and pack a few days before your departure to ease stress, and hopefully lower your risk for getting one of these headaches.