In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, another common ailment that many people suffer from is tension headaches. Researchers are not sure why, but for some reason, both hot and cold remedies work for tension headaches. So depending on your preference, you can use either a warm compress or a cold one, wrapped in a towel and placed on your neck, your forehead or at your temples. Also, research has shown that for some people drinking one cup of black coffee can be as effective in relieving a stress headache as taking over the counter medicines. Laying down and relaxing your entire body in a dark room has also been proven to reduce the severity of stress headaches significantly.