Research Shows That Coffee Can Be Used to Treat Headaches

Coffee is known to have many health benefits. A recent study showed that two cups of coffee a day can help reduce the risk of memory loss as you get older. Not only that, but it can help improve your memory in the long run.

Surprisingly, new research shows that coffee has the ability to provide pain relief. It can reduce headaches. This is contrary to some who believe otherwise. Coffee and caffeine in general narrow the brain cells that expand before a headache or a migraine sets in. If you use aspirin and coffee together, the pain relief benefits are 40% more effective than just taking an aspirin with water.

Coffee can also reduce inflammation. By reducing inflammation, you will get pain relief and have fewer headaches. Caffeine is especially effective against hypnic headaches. These tend to strike older people in the middle of the night. They usually wake up with splitting headaches. Some doctors advise such people to drink a cup of coffee before going to bed.

Some people think that coffee causes headaches. The truth is that coffee withdrawal can cause headaches if you keep drinking coffee and suddenly stop. However, those symptoms usually go away pretty soon. This is true for any medication. Only 2% of the population suffers from caffeine rebound. That is the term for when withdrawal symptoms occur and someone gets headaches after drinking a lot of coffee and suddenly stopping.

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