Eye Lid Twitching? – Rest Tips


Lack of enough sleep or rest is one of the most major causes of eye lid twitching. So, below we have listed some important tips for getting some restful sleep, which is important for rejuvenating yourself and for the optimal functioning of your mind, mood, and body, including your nervous system.  All of these can have an effect on your twitchy eye.


Sleep Patterns to Relieve Eye Lid Twitching

1.  GO TO BED AT THE SAME TIME EACH NIGHT
Having a regular bed time is very helpful in maintaining your energy level, health, and controlling stress.

When having trouble with sleeping?- go to bed later.  For example, do not go to sleep until just 5 hours before your time to wake up if you are getting five hours of sleep at night.  If you are still experiencing sleep issues, go to sleep proportionately later.  Then, change your time to go to bed 15 to 30 min as you start to get good sleep.  Do this for about a week.

2. GET UP AT THE SAME TIME EACH DAY
Getting up at the same time each day is important for maintaining your natural sleep pattern.  Do not sleep longer than you usually do because of a bad night’s sleep.  If you sleep late for a couple of days, your natural body clock can change and this can result in you getting sleepy later and waking later.  If you are in bed but cannot sleep, try to do a quiet activity until you feel sleepy again.  Then try to go back to sleep. If you have woken up early in the day such as 4 or 5, it is best to start the day.

3. NAPPING
After a poor night’s sleep, do no take naps.  Instead do an activity when you start to feel tired.  While doing an activity that requires a lot of your attention or constant focus with your eyes, take a break every 30 minutes to stretch and walk around to rejuvenate oxygen flow to your brain and alertness. Taking breaks when necessary can be a great way to help your eye lid twitching.

Habits That Help Relieve Twitchy Eyes

4. CREATE A BEDTIME ROUTINE
About an hour or half hour before going to sleep, do something relaxing; do not get into any stimulating activities or talks.  You might try music, relaxing reading, light organizing.

5. TAKE A RELAXING BATH
A relaxing soak in the tub will help you go to sleep and soothe your muscles and this can also help relieve twitching eyelid.  Do not take a shower because this can wake you up.


6. LET GO OF WORRIES
About an hour before going to sleep, let go of your any worries or planning things that need to be done.  Make a list of things you will need to do the next day so that your mind will not need to try to remember these things or worry about things while you are trying to fall asleep. Also, if you have a particular worry, make a list of what you can do about it.

7. ROOM TEMPERATURE
Your room should be about 60 degrees.  If it gets cooler, instead of turning on the heat, put on another blanket.

8. GET SUNLIGHT
Getting sunlight is good for your mood and well being. It will lift your spirits and help combat eye lid twitching. Go outside and get some sunshine after you wake up because this will set your body clock to its daytime schedule.

9.  EXERCISE
After getting up from sleep, try to walk around for a few minutes to get your circulation going, which will increase oxygen to your brain and help start your day.

Stay active throughout the day, especially when you have not gotten enough sleep.  When your body is very active during the day, it is more likely to rest when it is supposed to. Late afternoon strenuous exercise appears to help with good sleep.  Try walking, bike riding, or swimming. Some gentle exercise, like stretching or relaxation techniques right before bedtime can also help.

Eye Lid Twitching – Food and Drink Tips

10. FOOD
Eat your last meal at least four yours before you go to sleep so that your body can focus on sleep instead of food when you are trying to sleep.

11. DRINK
Eat your last meal at least four hours before you go to sleep so that your body can focus on sleep instead of food when you are trying to sleep.  Milk contains tryptophan, which is believed to help aid sleep and it can help soothe twitchy eye.  A carbohydrate, like whole wheat bread can also help increase the effect.  Or you can take about 2 grams of tryptophan about an hour before bed.

Starting in late afternoon, avoid caffeine and tryrosine-rich foods.  For example ripe avocadoes, and fermented cheese and beers.  Also avoid alcohol.

 

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