What Causes Eye Twitch?

Eye twitch, also known as a blepharospasm, is when your eyelid blinks quickly and you are not controlling it. It is not painful, but this twitch can be disruptive and bothersome. It can last for a few seconds or happen recurring every few minutes. Eye twitches are not harmful and usually do not require any doctor intervention, but sometimes they can cause your eyes to shut completely and reopen which can be very bothersome since you are not controlling it. 

What causes your eye to twitch? 


Fatigue is when you are exhausted and have no energy. It is often caused by lifestyle factors like lack of sleep, physical health conditions like an illness, or mental health issues. Fatigue can also be caused by overexposure to blue light. Fatigue can have a negative impact on many other facets of your life like your mood or causing weird effects like eye twitch. 


When you experience stress, your body is experiencing the same hormones as the “fight or flight” response. It is natural to experience some stress, however; too much stress can take a very dangerous toll on your body. Stress can lead to many other health conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, heartburn, insomnia, muscle tense, or even eye twitching. 


Caffeine is a common ingredient in popular drinks like soda, coffee, tea, or energy drinks that give an energy boost throughout our day. According to the FDA, about 80% of adults consume caffeine each day. Caffeine is legal, but it is technically a stimulant drug that has an effect on your central nervous system. Its side effects aren’t generally too harmful, however; too much caffeine can cause unwanted side effects such as irritability, nausea, rapid heart beat, eye twitching, and more. 

Overall, eye twitch is not generally a dangerous thing but it can be annoying to experience. If you do experience eye twitch, it is recommended that you identify the lifestyle factors that could be causing it, such as lack of sleep. Then you should rest and catch up on sleep and your eye twitching will most likely subside. If it becomes a common occurrence, talk to your doctor to see what other options there are, such as wearing blue light glasses from BlueTech.

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