Why Do I Keep Getting Headaches? 7 Unexpected Reasons That Might Be Triggering Your Symptoms

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Who amongst us hasn't experienced a headache after a whole day in front of the computer, or a night dancing to music that's just a little too loud? It's fairly easy to identify the probable cause of a one-off headache, but if they're chronic, there might be an underlying issue behind them. Constantly Googling, "Why do I keep getting headaches?" It could be down to one of these somewhat unexpected reasons.

Firstly, it's important to stress that you should consult a GP if you're experiencing frequent headaches or migraines. (Unsure of the difference? The NHS describes a migraine as "a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head," which might be accompanied by sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, and vomiting.) But if your doctor's confident your headaches aren't symptomatic of a more significant health problem, you might look to your daily life to figure out the cause. Are you a dedicated consumer of cheese? Do you approach your daily run like you're being pursued? Do you push yourself to exhaustion during the work week, only to sleep in for hours on Saturday mornings? You might just have found the cause of those headaches.