A tip for relieving migraines by using a standard household clothes peg has gone viral on social media and a lot of people are reporting how well it works.
It’s estimated that around 190,000 migraine attacks are experienced every day in England and six million people suffer from migraines in the UK. The prevalence of migraines has been reported to be between 5–25% in women and between 2–10% in men.
According to NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence), a migraine is primarily a headache disorder that manifests as recurring attacks, usually lasting from four up to 72 hours, that involve throbbing head pain of moderate to severe intensity.
A migraine is often accompanied by nausea, sometimes vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, and/or other sensory stimuli.
With all that said, it’s not hard to understand why migraine sufferers will try whatever it takes to prevent an attack and relieve any symptoms when an attack arrives, which is probably why this viral hack using a peg has got so many people talking.
Shared on Facebook by Kaz Meakin, someone who admittedly suffers from migraines so bad to the point that she “would be in bed for days with them”, this symptom relieving tip only involves a standard household clothing peg and could not be simpler.
Accompanied by a photo showing the peg clipped to the skin in-between the thumb and first finger on her hand, Kaz’s said: “Whoever told me this idea for migraines, thank you”.
“My head has been killing me over the last week and I have a peg in the car… it might look daft, but it bloody works, so a massive thank you”.
The post has received well over 37K interactions, a whopping 166K shares and thousands of comments.
After receiving multiple questions from people in the comment section, Kaz did confirm that it is “just a normal clothes peg” and it “has really helped” her. She also added that you don’t feel it taking effect at first, it is advisable to “try moving it to find your pressure point” and “don’t give up” with it, despite how uncomfortable it may initially feel.
If migraines often leave you with nowhere else to turn, then it may be worth giving this a try.
It looks a little unconventional, but it may be life-saving.
James Corden is trending as football fans joke loser of England vs USA ‘has to keep him’
Twitter users might have noticed that James Corden is trending again – and it’s not because it’s nearly Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special season.
The reason the British actor, comedian and presenter is trending is much funnier.
Once the World Cup games were matched up and we realised England and USA would face off in the group stages, people started joking that they would use Corden as a punishment for losing.
It’s become an ongoing joke that the loser of tonight’s World Cup match will ‘have to keep James Corden’.
And nobody seems to want that.
Corden fell out of favour last month when New York restaurant Balthazar called him ‘a tiny Cretin of a man’ and said that he abused their staff on his visit.
He was banned, then apologised, and now all seems to be forgiven.
But the internet does not forgive so easily.
At the time of writing, England vs USA is drawn 0-0.
Here are some of the tweets that sum up why James Corden is trending tonight:
You can buy half Christmas trees so you don’t have to decorate the full thing
December is nearly ready for rolling around once again.
It’s time to reach out the decorations out and get into the festive spirit, but for those who’d consider themselves a bit lazy, there’s an invention that could be a life saver, and it’s quite honestly genius.
You can now buy ‘half Christmas trees’ – otherwise known as or ‘against the wall Christmas trees’.
Unless your tree’s going to placed in front of a street-facing window for rafts of passers-by to see on a daily basis, it can be really tempting to just not decorate the back of it at all, right? The faff off trying to evenly-distribute strings of lights, tinsel and baubles around a full tree is often a lot more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it’s not going to be properly seen anyway.
Some would probably say it’s pointless, and it’s this thought that has presumably prompted companies to start selling these ‘half Christmas trees’.
If you’re wondering what a ‘half Christmas tree’ is, it’s basically exactly as it sounds – half a tree.
Half Christmas trees – which are also a great option for those with slightly less space to dedicate to seasonal decorations – are available in various places, and for all manner of budgets, so it should be fairly easy to get your hands on one this festive season.
According to the product description on the Very website: “This may look like a regular Christmas tree, but it’s been cleverly designed so that one side is completely flat, so no matter how limited your space might be, you and your family can still enjoy the magic of having a tree in your home,”
“Standing an impressive 6ft tall and featuring 511 tips for a lush look, you can stand it flat against the wall to save on valuable floor space,
“It also means you don’t have to worry about any of your favourite decorations being out of sight at the back”.
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper though, then there’s plenty of different options available on eBay and Amazon too, and our pick for this would be the vidaXL Artificial Half Christmas Tree – which is currently being sold on eBay by a number of different sellers for prices starting at £24.