At some point in your life, you’ve experienced that annoying little twitch. It’s not much – it usually isn’t even visible to anyone else – but it’s enough for you to notice. No matter how subtle of a movement it makes, feeling your eyeball jitter around is not a pleasant feeling. Thankfully, you can avoid dealing with those pesky tics by understanding the causes behind them.
The physical symptoms of stress can manifest themselves in many different ways. As you become stressed, your nervous system will become more sensitive to stimuli that can cause your eyes to twitch. Relaxation can reduce the amount of stress that you are feeling and decrease the potential for eyelid spasms.
Sleeplessness can cause many issues that can lead to eye twitching such as dryness, strain, and light sensitivity. To avoid experiencing these symptoms of fatigue, rest your eyes more by decreasing your screen time and getting to bed earlier.
Although generally associated with a need for vision correction, eye strain has become more recently associated with the use of screen-based technology including computers and smartphones. Eyestrain can lead to headaches, back pain, and blurred or double vision. These symptoms can be alleviated by taking breaks during prolonged computer use and adjusting the brightness of both your screen and your work environment.
Caffeine and Alcohol
The consumption of caffeine and/or alcohol has been linked to a greater potential for eye twitching. If you feel that there is a correlation between your eyelid spasms and caffeine or alcohol, you may want to consider reducing your use of them to see if they are related.
Old age, certain medications, fatigue, caffeine, and alcohol may all cause dryness of the eyes. Although it is commonly temporary, dry eyes is sometimes a chronic condition, which requires medical treatment to be properly corrected.
If you keep these causes in mind, you can easily find ways to avoid eye twitches.