The covid-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of daily life, including the way we work. As more and more people are working from home, headache and migraine complaints have increased. Sure working from home has its own perks but for many people, the change of work environment and schedule has been a headache—literally.
A few of the most common reasons for this increase headaches and migraine attacks are:
In the current situation people are spending more than 60% of their time on their laptops, phones, and other digital devices. This increased screen time has put a lot of strain on our eyes.
Your eyes fatigued because of prolonged time spent looking at computers and other screens. We stare at the screen constantly, we see a glare. We also blink less, which puts more strain on our eyes.
While we all are working from home, we do not have the ideal office setup. This leads to a poor posture which can increase the likelihood of a migraine-related or tension-type headache.
Working from home has disturbed our normal routine. For many, the changes in their diet, exercise and sleep patterns have triggered migraine-related problems. Changes in meal schedules and increased caffeine intake can also be a precursor of headache.
Some small steps can help in preventing headaches and reducing migraine attacks. These some to start with:
If making the above changes doesn’t help, talk to your doctor without any delay. If going to a clinic or hospital is a concern, avail tele-consultation services offered by leading clinics and hospitals.