WATER could be a better cure for your headache than painkillers, according to a study.
Scientists found drinking around seven glasses of water a day eased pain and improved the quality of life of patients who regularly suffered from headaches.
Researchers from the University of Maastricht recruited more than 100 patients who frequently suffered from headaches and told half to drink 1.5 litres of water a day for three months, on top of their normal liquid intake.
At the end of the study, patients filled out a questionnaire called the Migraine-Specific Quality of Life index, which saw those drinking extra water score far higher.
“We suspect that some headache patients may benefit from drinking more water and it seems reasonable to recommend they try drinking more for a short period of time to see if they experience an improvement,” said the researchers.
The study was conducted after the researchers had earlier found that a patient prescribed more water to treat a bladder problem began to suffer fewer migraines.