What Causes Eyelid Twitching and How To Get Rid Of It?

Previously, we’ve learned why our body twitch while sleeping. Now, let’s take a look at the eyes. Some call it eyelid twitching while others call it eyelid spasms.

A lot of people experience eyelid twitching. This usually happens in one eye at the lower eyelid. However, it can also happen to the upper eyelid.

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Most of the time, eyelid twitch come and they go on their own. But there are cases in which it can stay and last for a week to months.

How To Get Rid of Eyelid Twitching?

Finding a solution for eyelid twitching requires determining what causes it. This twitching of the eyelid is due to the rippling muscle movements or contractions. In medicine, doctors call it myokymia.

Among the causes of eyelid twitching includes eye strain, tiredness, stress, dry eyes, alcohol, caffeine, allergies and nutritional imbalances.

There are a few ways to get rid of eyelid twitching;

1. Manage and Minimize Stress

Stress is bad for our body and health. Our bodies react to stress in many different ways and eyelid twitching is one of them.

In fact, twitching of the eyelid can be one of the signs of stress. Therefore, putting efforts in doing stress management is vital.

Spend a few minutes several times a day to relax. Relaxation is key to managing stress. Among the best means of relaxation includes deep breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, regular exercise, and getting yourself organized.

2. Get Enough Sleep

Having quality sleep on a regular basis is vital for health. Sleep deprivation is bad and it causes stress.

As we know, stress is one of the causes of eye twitching. So, get enough and quality sleep every night.

3. Minimize Caffeine Consumption

Caffeine is actually good for the body. However, consuming too much of it can result in lots of undesirable consequences including the twitching of the eyelid.

Consuming with just the right amount of caffeine is healthy particularly to the liver1, brain and male sexual health.

So, having a cup or two of cold brew coffee in the morning is not bad. But drinking it throughout the day plus consuming other foods containing caffeine is not good.

Minimize or Abstinence of Alcohol

If you drink alcohol, try to abstain from it and see if the eyelid twitching goes away. If it does, sure, it’s the alcohol that triggers it.

However, if it persists even after doing all these tips, have yourself an eye examination. This may have some underlying issue that is more serious.

A Doctor’s Tips To Getting Rid of Eye Twitches

Eyelid Twitching Infographic

More tips on getting rid of eyelid twitching from Dr. Eric Berg.

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