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5 Reasons Why Your Eyelid May Be Twitching

Eyelid twitching is an involuntary, repetitive spasm of the eyelid muscle. It rarely calls for any real concern, but the effect can be annoying and even worrisome. If you’re experiencing any degree of eye twitching, it could be a result of one of the reasons listed below:

A Triple Shot of Espresso

An excessive amount of caffeine can easily trigger eye twitching. If you drink three cups of coffee a day, cut it down to two. If you start to feel the jitters after one cup of coffee or soda, opt for a beverage with less caffeine such as green tea.

Your In-Laws Are in Town

Our bodies react differently to stress, and a twitching eyelid can certainly be a result. Stress releases hormones in your body that cause muscle arousal, which may directly affect your eyelids. Find ways to cope with your stress such as yoga or breathing exercises.

Counting Sheep

If you aren’t getting 7-8 hours of sleep every evening, your eye twitching could very well be caused by fatigue. Hit the snooze button, or let the kids sleep at Grandma’s. You might just need to catch up on your sleep.

You Are What You Eat

Eye twitching is rarely a result of lack of proper eating habits, but certain nutritional imbalances can have a direct effect on the eyes. A lack of Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin B12, or Vitamin D might be the answer to your eye twitches. Consult a doctor and he or she can perform blood tests to verify the cause.

The 9-5 Grind

If you spend the majority of your day staring at a computer screen, eye strain may be the answer to your eye twitches. Schedule an eye exam, or have your vision checked and your prescription updated. You can also reduce eye strain by giving your eyes a break from the screen, walking around the office, and looking out of a window.


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