I have TERRIBLE headaches- frequently, and often in the middle of the night. They wake me up with excruciating pain.
I have learned to take 1 Tylenol and I rub some peppermint oil (can get at any health food store) across my forehead from temple to temple and dab on dot on the back of my neck. Believe it or not, the combo works like a charm. Its very relaxing and smells wonderfully refreshing.. and not so abrasive as rubbing alcohol.