We love to sleep. If you don't love sleeping, then we're not sure what your deal it. Unfortunately, most adults don't get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep according to the Sleep Foundation.
There are plenty symptoms that your body goes through when you suffer from sleep deprivation, such as decreased alertness, cognitive impairment, increased appetite, and increased stress.
However, lack of sleep affects your eye care as well. One of the main side effects that sleep deprivation can have on your eyes are eye spasms, also known as myokymia. Although eye spasms are not painful and do not affect your vision, they can be very irritating and have an adverse affect to your productivity. Eye spasms can also be the result of eye inflammation and stress, but these symptoms are also related to lack of sleep. A good remedy for myokymia would be to simply get some shut eye.
Dry eyes is another main side effect from not getting enough sleep. When tears aren’t able to lubricate your eyes, they get dry. This can cause minor pain and discomfort, along with itchiness, redness and sometimes blurred vision. Eye drops can be a temporary relief to dry eyes, but again a preferred method of treatment would be to get some sleep.
Your eyes are kept very busy all day long, so sleep is the only way to give them some rest. If you have trouble sleeping there are a few things you can do to help get some shut eye. At night before bed, try drinking some warm milk, or tea to help you relax. You can also try reading a book until you get drowsy. Exercising before bed and too much caffeine during the day can make it harder to fall asleep at night, so try working out in the morning or directly after work so it doesn’t keep you up later than you’d like.