Do your eyes twitch?

If yes, then read this carefully because I’m going to share 7 effective tips on how to stop eye twitching in this article.
If you are reading this then there might be chances that your eyelids are twitching right now. You may find it very annoying and bothersome, and many of us experienced this from time to time. Now the actual term for an eyelid twitch is called an eyelid myokymia. It’s very similar to having any other muscle twitch in the body.
In eyelid myokymia, the nerve that controls the eyelid muscles becomes stimulated somehow, causing it to flutter and twitch away. It can be really bothersome. These eyelid twitches are benign for most people, and self-limiting means this only lasts maybe a day or two. But for some people, they can last weeks, months, and potentially even years.

Now again these eyelid twitches are usually very normal to experience. This usually, happens as a little fluttering of the outside edge of your lower eyelid. But occasionally you’ll have an eyelid twitch of the upper eyelid but both are considered normal. However, there are some unique scenarios where basically, they’re not normal-

1. The first of those is called blepharospasm that is where both eyelids basically clinch shut very tightly and you cannot open them no matter how hard you try. 

2. Second, you could have what’s called a hemifacial spasm. That’s where half of your face starts to kind of spasm and grimace uncontrollably. 

In a hemifacial spasm, it is best to go see your doctor and talk to them about your experiences because they could be associated with other neurological conditions.

Again, those little fluttering of the eyelids are considered normal and are usually temporary.

 

Causes of Eyelids Twitching

Across all medical textbooks in ophthalmology, you will find basically three main causes of the eyelid twitch:

1. Stress.

2. Fatigue.

3. Caffeine intake.

How To Stop Eye Twitching Fast? 

1. Decrease your stress

Now that is we’re always easier said than done but the truth is we usually carried way too much stress in our lives so try picking up something a little bit different that’s relaxing whether it is breathing exercises may be trying yoga or picking up a new hobby something creative.

2. Reduce fatigue

This one is also a little bit difficult at times it’s easier said than done I personally either try to get to bed a little bit earlier or I think actually getting more exercise is an excellent way to get some sleep because then your body’s actually worn out and tired.
Another cool tip when you’re heading to bed tries to stretch your arms out and try to do that sort of movement.
 
 

3. Reduced caffeine Intake

Stop coffee-stop eye twitchingNow this one could be the most difficult of them all I know it might be my most challenging tip if you’re drinking a lot of coffee or some sort of caffeinated drink like energy drinks.

Perhaps just backing off of that caffeine will help a lot more of little eye twitches but instead of cutting back on the amount of caffeine may be just switching to a different type of caffeine believe it or not tea. The caffeine molecule in tea actually acts a little different and is digested differently in your body. So instead of getting the high spike of caffeine from coffee try to drink tea. Tea will actually, give you a very kind of mellow caffeinated that lasts longer throughout the day.

4. Soothe dry and irritated eyes

If you’re somebody with kind of dry eyes or maybe you have irritation. Like an eyelash growing the wrong way and it’s poking you in the eye. Then it’s going to tell the body to go ahead and blink more. So that’s going to add that extra emphasis that may cause your eyelid to twitch.
If you are somebody who wears contacts maybe just taking a break from the contacts is gonna be an easy enough solution. If you have more dryness go ahead and use an artificial tear an extra couple of times a day.
Besides, you can even do a gentle little eyelid massage just on the spot that’s kind of fluttering and irritating. That’s gonna help just relax that muscle tell it to kind of soothe and calm down. However, don’t go ahead and crank on the eye hard because that just causes more irritation to the eyelid. You may do eyelid massages with a warm compress such as the Bruder eye mask.

5. Reduced eye fatigue

Now again this one can be a little difficult to do especially depending on what you’re doing throughout the day. If your job is sitting in front of a computer screen all day then perhaps just giving your eyes a little bit of a break.
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You can follow what’s called the 20-20-20 rule which means after 20 minutes of near digital screen work takes about 20 seconds looking at least 20 feet away in the distance just to help relax those eye muscles and give them a break.
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Also, you can consider special lenses for computer screens or tinted lenses to help relax those eyes just a little bit more.

6. Eye Allergies

If you know that you either have a history of allergies or if it’s something that runs in the family and your eyes are just feeling like they itched or you have to scratch at them. Then maybe allergies are another component of eye twitching.
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There are several different over-the-counter options for allergy eye drops you can, of course, take oral antihistamine allergy medications. Talk to your eye doctor about different eye drops that could help or even talk to your family physician for possible other medications. Also, you can even do a cold compress in that situation on the eyelid that’ll help soothe either the irritation. It’ll help decrease any inflammation of the eyelids in an allergic response.

7. Consider taking an eye vitamin and Fruits

Fruits

Now there are several different reports about the benefits of taking different vitamins and minerals to help with eyelid twitches, however, nothing is conclusive find a lot of information about magnesium and other vitamins but again that’s all kind of speculation at this point.
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But if you could consider taking some type of restorative eye vitamin it’s probably not gonna hurt you however again it may have no benefit. So, before taking any eye vitamin talk to your local eye care professional for the best advice.
All right so those are seven tips to help relieve these eyelids twitches if your eyelid which is, of course, lasting a long time or of having any of those other suspected neurological problems. Talking to your eye doctor is the best and ultimate solution.

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