Ways U.S. adults relieved headaches as of 2017

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve headache as of February 2017. It was found that 54 percent of respondents sleep in order to relieve a headache.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve headache as of 2017

Share of respondents
Sleep54%
Darken room31%
Stress reduction28%
Provide calm environment25%
Drink more19%
Medical treatment by a doctor (pharmaceutical treatment)19%
Spend more time in the fresh air / ventilate rooms more often18%
Take a hot bath16%
Other 15%
No specific measures8%
Change of diet8%
Smoke less7%
Drink less alcohol7%
Take drops7%
Move a bit more in everyday life7%
Prefer not to answer1%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

739 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

suffered at least once per month from headaches

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What do you do to relieve headache?"
Respondents could choose multiple answers.

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