Lack of Sleep Affects Your Eyesight

Lack of Sleep Affects Your EyesightIn today’s hectic world, it is common to miss out on getting enough sleep each night. The truth is that it is challenging to balance proper rest with all the various activities that need to get completed each day.

Eye Spasms

An eye twitch is when you have an involuntary spasm in your eyelid. This issue is called myokymia.

It turns out, lack of sleep is one of the leading causes of eye spasms. The good news is that it isn’t a serious problem, and it is one that is easily corrected by making sure that you are getting enough quality rest.

Eye Diagnoses Caused by Lack of Sleep

One condition that can result from lack of sleep is ischemic optic neuropathy (AION). This will occur with a pain in the eye shortly after you wake up. Ischemic optic neuropathy is due to damage in the optic nerve from lack of blood supply.

Suggestions for Good Sleep

If you find that you are having a difficult time falling asleep at night, there are various options for remedying the situation. One thing you can do is to try drinking a cup of chamomile tea shortly before you plan to go to bed. This is a great way to relax before sleep.

Another method that works for many people is reading a book in bed. You will likely find yourself getting drowsy, and then you can simply shut off the lights and fall asleep.

Talk to your doctor about potential sleeping issues before they snowball into an issue concerning your eyesight.

Remember that your eyes are kept busy all day long doing their job, and sleeping is the only time that they really get a break. Make sure that they get the rest they deserve by making enough shut-eye a priority!

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Human eye is an amazing organ that most of us rely on every waking moment of the day.

You have only a pair of eyes, so take care of your eyes. It is always a good idea to consult with your eye doctor to discuss your options.


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