A twitching eye is a strange sensation. Suddenly, a formerly controllable body part, your eyelid, seemingly takes on a life of its own. You may realize your eyelid won’t stop quivering or twitching no matter how hard you concentrate. What we term “eye twitch” is a muscle spasm that occurs in either the upper or lower eyelid. This spasm may be barely noticeable, or it may be irritating and troublesome. Most of us experience an eye twitch from time to time, wait for it to pass, and give it no more than a puzzled thought. But if you experience eye twitching more often, you may be wondering what triggers this strange occurrence.
10. Allergic Reactions
The histamine release of allergic reactions can result in red, itchy eyes. Rubbing your eyes increases the irritation to delicate eye tissues. Treating allergies with antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and eye drops may help alleviate the trauma to the eyes that triggers eye twitching. Consult your physician if you experience persistent, uncontrollable twitching or any difficulty in moving your eyes or parts of your face.
9. Drowsiness and Fatigue
If you haven’t been getting enough sleep, the muscles of your eyelids are just as susceptible to fatigue as the larger muscles of your body. Prevent eye twitches caused by a lack of shut-eye by getting about seven to nine hours of sleep each night. If you find it difficult to fall asleep at night, set the stage by dimming the lights and engaging in quiet activities before bedtime. Avoid drinking alcohol or eating heavy meals within two hours of bedtime. Include physical exercise in your daily routine and employ stress-relieving techniques to help you drift off to sleep at night.