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Losing Sleep can Negatively Affect Your Eyesight

Let’s face it; it’s not always easy to get a full eight hours of sleep each night. Whether you’re raising young children or climbing the corporate ladder, the daily stresses of life tend to disrupt our natural sleep cycles. You may already be aware of the health risks associated with a lack of sleep, but did you know it can have a negative impact on your eyes as well?

Red Eyes

Red eyes are often caused by irritation of the corneaand the conjunctiva. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, ocular fatigue encourages ocular redness. Red eyes can be typically be corrected by catching up on sleep.

Dry Eyes

Those who suffer from dry eye experience a burning, stinging, and generally uncomfortable sensation in the eyes. A lack of sleep can often worsen the symptoms of dry eye, making it difficult to perform simple daily tasks.

Eye Spasms

Eye twitches, or spasms, can occur when your body hasn’t received enough rest. Eye twitches can also result from caffeine, dehydration, or stress. While eye twitching isn’t always painful, it’s a sure sign that your body is in need of attention.

How to Regulate Your Sleep Schedule

Sleep is important for your eye health and your overall health. Consider the following tips for getting the sleep you need:

  1. Stick to a routine. Going to bed at the same time every night gives your body a reminder that it’s time to go to sleep.
  2. Switch off your screens. Whether you enjoy television before bed or scrolling through your newsfeed, make a conscious effort to turn it off before bed. E-readers, cell phones, and tablets make your brain too alert for sleep.
  3. Exercise. Exercising daily is not only great for your physique, but it’s proven that people who exercise regularly sleep better at night.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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