As you may already know by now, sleep has several great effects on the body. Lack of it can also have a massive impact on our physiological processes, making it highly important to get some shuteye.
What a lot of people don’t know, though, is the fact that sleep also has a great effect on your eyes’ health. Most people think that the rest the eyes get from a few hours of slumber is already enough to get it going for the next day. In most cases, especially if those “few hours” are up to 7 or 8 hours nightly, the amount of shuteye you get can be enough for your peepers. Lack of sleep also affects your eyes largely, in many ways that you may not know much about.
According to experts, your eyes need at least five hours of rest per night. Not getting enough sleep can cause eye spasms or myokymia on the other hand. Myokymia is characterized by involuntary twitching of the muscles around the eyes, which are hard to control and prevent. Although, eye spasms are not necessarily serious issues, they are quite annoying and disruptive. They can also be quite embarrassing, especially on formal occasions.
Aside from myokymia, here are a few other eye issues that can manifest if you lack some serious sleep:
- Dry eyes
- Blurred vision
- Light Sensitivity
- Itchy eyes
- Popped blood vessel
As modern life requires a lot more use of our eyes, taking care of it is just essential. With sleep being one of the simplest techniques in caring for your pair of peepers, why not take this chance to get something extra from the shuteye that you’ll surely enjoy?