Obviously things like your kids and your job can give you a headache . . . because ANY kind of stress can. But here are a few headache triggers you might NOT know about.
#1.) Warm Weather. And not just because of allergies. One recent study found that for every nine degrees warmer it gets, your chance of having a severe headache increases by 7.5%.
#2.) Cheese. It's a major migraine trigger for some people, and the culprit is a compound called tyramine. The longer a food ages, the more tyramine it has.
--Some of the WORST cheeses for people with migraines are cheddar, parmesan, blue cheese, and Swiss.
#3.) Cold Cuts. Processed meats have tyramine too, plus additives like nitrates, which can ALSO cause headaches. But not usually migraines.
--Most migraines are only felt on one side of your head at a time. But headaches caused by food additives tend to affect BOTH sides.
#4.) Strong Smells. I'm not sure how "surprising" this one is. But even NICE smells can trigger migraines. The most common causes are paint, perfume, and certain types of flowers.
#5.) Working Out. Strenuous exercise . . . including sex . . . can cause exertion headaches that can keep coming back for MONTHS. It's also referred to as a "jogger's headache."
(--CAREFUL.) And with sex, it's sometimes called an "orgasmic headache" . . . which SOUNDS good, but isn't. (WebMD)