Many people have suffered from a headache while flying on an airplane that can often turn into a terrible migraine that can last for several days after the initial flight. Statistically, about one in twelve people suffer from airplane headaches which are likely caused by changes in pressure during take-off, while at high altitude and at landing. These changes in pressure can cause tissue damage and inflammation in the sinuses. Headache is the most common symptom of high altitude sickness and is known in medical terms as (HRH), high altitude headache.
Airplane headache is a newly recognized form of headache that appears during flight when the plane is taking off or landing. It has been suggested that it is due to ‘Barotrauma’, which means damage to tissue caused by difference in pressure between the interior and exterior of an air space inside the body. Barotrauma of the ear is the most common type and it develops when the air pressure on both sides of the eardrum are not equal, caused by specific problems of reduced oxygen in the circulating air.
However, I’m sure the possibility of an airplane headache won’t stop anyone booking their next holiday, and it certainly wouldn’t stop a digital nomad traveling to their next remote working destination.
An increasing number of people live, work and holiday at high altitude, so awareness of the neurological consequences has become an important factor. Especially for nomads because no remote worker wants to stare at a laptop screen all day with an airplane headache. It can seriously affect their productivity, so it would be wise to take precautionary and preventative measures to combat an airplane headache before it occurs.
The best way to combat the possibility of suffering an airplane headache is to invest in a quality pair of earplugs. Because this will help to keep the pressure at the same level before you fly.
NOMADO has chosen a great pair of earplugs that will provide the ultimate protection for digital nomads, called ‘EarPlanes’.
They are the ‘Original Adult EarPlanes’ by Cirrus Healthcare Earplugs. These awesome earplugs provide great protection from airplane headaches and the product offers many added benefits:
EarPlanes relieve ear discomfort, clogging and popping, by naturally filtering and regulating air pressure while flying.A must have item for your next trip. Safe, soft and disposable – made from soft hypoallergenic silicone.Recommended by doctors and tested by U.S. Navy Pilots. One pair is good for a round-trip
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