What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

Headache. Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Muscle tightness. The sensation of pain in your temples is the temporalis muscle. Tightness in this muscle causes pain.

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What is tension headache cause from? Having sharp pains in the upper part of the eye, making my head hurt painfully.

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