Twitching Eyelid? – 7 Easy Tips on How to Stop Eye Twitching

Twitching Eyelid? – 7 Easy Tips on How to Stop Eye Twitching


so do you have an eye twitch? well in
this video I’m gonna go over 7 Pro tips on how to stop an eyelid from twitching
so let’s take a look hey everyone this is Dr. Allen here from
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the twitching eyelid now chances are if you’re watching this your eyelid is
twitching and you’re finding it very annoying and bothersome and the truth is
a lot of us experienced these from time to time
now the actual term for an eyelid twitch is called an eyelid myokymia and it’s
very similar to having any other muscle twitch in the body basically then
somehow the nerve that controls the muscle of the eyelid there is being
excited and that’s causing it to flutter and twitch away and it can be really
really bothersome actually I went through my entire junior year of college
with an eyelid twitch and yes it’s super super annoying now for most people these
eyelid twitches are very benign and self-limiting meaning they only last
maybe a day or two but some people they can last weeks months and potentially
even years now again these eyelid twitches are usually very normal to
experience they usually happen as this a little fluttering of the outside edge of
your lower eyelid but occasionally you’ll have an eyelid twitch of the
upper eyelid but both are considered normal however there are some unique
sittin scenarios where basically they’re not normal one of those is called a
blepharospasm that is where both eyelids basically clinch shut very tightly and
you cannot open them no matter how hard you try or you could have what’s called
a hemifacial spasm and that’s where half of your face starts to kind of spasm and
grimace uncontrollably again in those scenarios it is best to go see your
doctor and talk to them about your experiences because they could be
associated with other neurological conditions but again those little
fluttering of the eyelids are considered normal and are usually temporary however
I do want to give you some pro tips so that they resolve a little bit faster so
across all medical textbooks in ophthalmology you will find basically
three main causes of the eyelid twitch one is stress two is fatigue and three
is caffeine intake so tip number one is going to be decrease your stress
now that is we’re always easier said than done but the truth is yeah we
usually carried way too much stress in our lives so try picking up something
that’s a little bit different that’s real
laxing whether it be breathing exercises maybe trying giga or picking up a new
hobby something creative I know I’ve always done something more kind of
creative in my life that I found really relaxing maybe cooking maybe soap making
or picking up maybe a pottery class so tip number two is to reduce fatigue no
again this one is also a little bit difficult at times it’s easier said than
done I personally either try to get to bed a
little bit earlier or I think actually getting more exercise is an excellent
way to get some sleep because then your body’s actually worn out and tired so
when you do hit the sack you hit the sack
harder another cool tip I picked up on one of my personal doctors was to when
you’re heading to bed try to stretch your arms out and try to do that sort of
movement and again that’s something that little kids do when they’re really tired
kind of fools the brain into knowing it’s bedtime no tip number three is
going to be reduced caffeine now this one could be the most difficult of them
all I know it might actually be my most challenging tip if you’re drinking a lot
of coffee or some sort of caffeinated drink like energy drinks then perhaps
just backing off of that caffeine will actually help a lot more I know for a
while my wife was actually having a lot of little eye twitches but you know I
was like hey you got to cut back on all your coffee she’s like Oh I’m only drinking
one cup a day it’s not that bad but yeah she had switched from drinking
regular coffee to espresso so a full cup of what would be regular coffee is now
espresso she was basically drinking like three times the amount of caffeine but
instead of just cutting back on the amount of caffeine maybe just switching
to a different type of caffeine believe it or not tea the caffeine molecule in
tea actually acts a little different and is digested differently in your body so
instead of getting the really high spike of caffeine pick-me-up that we like from
coffee tea will actually give you a very kind of mellow caffeinated caffeination
that lasts longer throughout the day so again these first three are the biggest
and main causes for eyelid twitching but before we continue with the rest of the
tips if you can give me a like for this video if you’re liking this content it’s
gonna let YouTube know that this is valuable stuff tip number four is to
soothe dry and irritated eyes now if you’re somebody with kind of dry eyes or
maybe you have an irritation like an eyelash growing the wrong way and it’s
poking you in the eye then it’s going to tell the body to go ahead and blink more
so that’s going to add that extra emphasis that may cause your eyelid to twitch so if you’re somebody who wears contacts maybe just
taking a break from the contacts is gonna be an easy enough solution or if
you have more dryness go ahead and use an artificial tear and extra couple
times a day in addition you can even do a gentle little eyelid massage just on
the spot that’s kind of fluttering and irritating because that’s gonna help
just relax that muscle tell it to kind of soothe and calm down
however don’t go ahead and crank on the eye really hard because that’s actually
just cause more irritation to the eyelid I personally like to do eyelid massages
with a warm compress such as the brooder eye mask but I have other cool tips on
how to manage dry eye symptoms and I’ll hook you up with a whole playlist here
and the YouTube card above as well as in the description below tip number five is
going to be reduced I fatigue now again this one can be a
little difficult to do especially depending on what you’re doing
throughout the day if you’re maybe your job your occupation is sitting in front
of a computer screen all day then perhaps just giving your eyes a little
bit of a break you can follow what’s called the 20-20-20 rule which means
after 20 minutes of near digital screen work take about 20 seconds looking at
least 20 feet away in the distance just to help relax those eye muscles and give
them a break in addition you can also consider special lenses for computer
screens or tinted lenses to help relax those eyes just a little bit more tip
number 6 is going to be allergies if you know that you either have history of
allergies or self or if it’s something that runs in the family and your eyes
are just feeling like they really itched and you have to scratch at them then
yeah maybe allergies is another component to it there are several
different over-the-counter options for allergy eyedrops you can of course take
over-the-counter oral antihistamine allergy medications or of course talk to
your eye doctor about different eye drops that could help or even talk to
your family physician for possible other medications in addition you can even do
a cold compress in that situation on the eyelid that’ll help soothe either the
irritation it’ll help decrease any inflammation of the eyelids in an
allergic response so tip number seven is consider taking an eye vitamin now there
are several different reports about the benefits of taking different vitamins
and minerals to help with eyelid twitches however nothing is really
conclusive find a lot of information about magnesium and other B vitamins how
ever again that’s all kind of speculation at this point but if you
could consider taking some type of restorative eye vitamin it’s probably not
gonna hurt you however again it may have no benefit it could all just be placebo
effect but something you can certainly consider but if you are gonna go that
route it may be the best view to talk with your family physician or your eye
doctor if it’s really something best for you all right so those are my seven tips
to help relieve these eyelid twitches if your eyelid which is of course lasting a
long time or of having any of those other suspected neurological problems
perhaps talking to your eye doctor is the best that may have an ultimate
solution of doing a Botox injection to really kind of numb it but that is only
temporary and considered a little bit more extreme for a treatment but
something again you can talk with your doctor so I health question of the day
which one of these tips was your favorite go ahead and comment in the
section below and share any other tips that you may have to help with these
eyelid twitches hey everyone thanks so much for watching if you like this video
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