Do your eyes end up feeling dry and tired at the end of the day?
For some, this fatigued feeling comes even during the afternoon. The causes of eye fatigue can vary, but what it often comes down to is that your eyes are tired.
Sleep deprivation can take a hefty toll on your eyes. Some side effects are mild, while others can become quite serious.
A five-year study published in the IOVS (Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science) was conducted to monitor the link between sleep deprivation and dry eye. It found that lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of developing dry eye disease.
As soon as 24 hours of SD, participants showed hyperosmolarity, shortened tear break-up time, and reduced tear secretion. It also reported that adolescents and adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per day to avoid the first stages of dry eye symptoms.
Although it remains unclear why sleep deprivation is linked to dry eye disease, experts are confident that SD can cause DED. It’s just a matter of when.
One of the less dangerous side effects of sleep deprivation is having dark circles underneath your eyes. When you don’t get the sleep you need, you may notice that your eyes look puffy or that you have dark circles underneath your eyes. This makes you look tired and older.
Skimping on sleep can also lead to eye spasms and twitching throughout the day. This can become incredibly frustrating and make it difficult for you to read, do your work, or drive safely.
Sleeping each night gives your body a chance to rest, heal, and replenish so that you can stay healthy. Being sleep deprived weakens your immune system, so you are more vulnerable to infections when you don’t get enough rest.
Not getting enough sleep can also result in having dry, itchy eyes that you are more likely to rub, which can cause eye infections. Dry eyes can be painful and irritate. This condition arises because your eyes can’t produce new tears and cleanse themselves during the night. Without deep sleep to aid this process, your eyes will lack tears and the protection they provide.
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