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Why is Your Eye Twitching?

Eyelid twitches, known as myokymia, are typically harmless, but when the twitching lasts for several minutes or hours, the small spasm can become extremely irritating. For most people, these twitches feel like a gentle tug, but eye twitching can become so severe that both your eyes are forced completely shut. Typically eye twitching isn’t anything to run to the doctor about. Instead, small changes in your behavior can make the annoying spasm go away.


It’s recommended that adults sleep for at least 7 to 9 hours a day, but between work, kids, and the general stresses of life, the average adult gets only 6 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep and fatigue are both known causes of eye twitching. Your eyes are trying to tell you that you need to get some rest. If it is late at night, or if you had a rough night of sleep the night before, taking a power nap will likely get rid of the twitching.

To better help your chances of getting a full nights rest, it is reccommended that you discontinue use of electronic devices 2 hours before bed. Blue light from your electronics can have a stimulating effects on your body and mind due to the release of Melatonin, delaying your body’s sensation of sleepiness. This lack of sleep can sowly start to pile up over time, resulting in negative consequences for the body. Using our Blue495 Anti-Glare Lens Coating is also a great way to combat this. This revolutionary lens coating contains state-of-the-art nano technology, which blocks the harmful blue light emmitted from the screens of many electronic devices.


Do you have a large project due in school? Or a huge meeting coming up at work? Stress is another factor that can make your eyes twitch. When you are stressed, you are causing physical and mental harm to your body. Stress can make you extremely tense. Furthermore, people who are stressed tend to sleep less. By cutting out the stress in your life, you can cut down on the eye twitches.

If you notice you are having an increased amount of spasms, take a day for yourself. Have a spa day or a nice lunch away from the office. The relaxing atmosphere will allow your eyes to relax.


Although it may feel like you need coffee to survive, high amounts of caffeine can cause your eyes to start twitching. Most people drink coffee to relieve mental and physical fatigue and increase their mental awareness. However, drinking too much coffee can make your body start racing.

If you have one too many cups, your heart can start to beat fast, and your muscles will begin to twitch – including your eye. If you notice your eyes twitch a lot in the morning, you may want to skip that 8am cup of joe.

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