Have you ever experienced mild to moderate headaches while you are fasting? During the holy month of Ramadan Muslim’s fast lasts about 15 hours – that means no eating or drinking, due to which it is extremely common for them to experience headaches. There are several reasons attached to headaches such as dehydration, low blood sugar level, caffeine withdrawal, stress, a shift in the sleep cycle, and much more.
But not to worry, you can still manage these headaches without breaking your fast. Below are the tips to help you with headaches while you are fasting.
- Avoid too much salt in your Sehri and Iftar meal.
- Get enough sleep at night.
- Eat hydrating foods at Sehri like fruits and vegetables.
- Eat black seed in the morning.
- Stay out of the heat as much as you can.
- Avoid too much unnatural sugar such as frizzy drinks.
- Eat 2 handfuls of almonds in the morning.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
- If you can, avoid excess energy expenditure during the day.
- If it’s caffeine withdrawal, give it 3-4 days to clear your system.
- Avoid scented perfumes or being around smoke.
- Eat a balanced breakfast!! Not just some fruit and jelly. A decent wholesome meal.
- In the future, give up caffeine before Ramadan to avoid caffeine withdrawals
If these tips don’t help and your headache still persists after Ramadan, we suggest you consult a doctor.
Note: Do not rush to take pain killers, rather consult a medical expert or neurologist.