The most common causes of eye twitches are stress and fatigue. Make sure you get enough exercise, at least seven to eight hours of sleep and stay hydrated. Once you relax, most cases of eyelid spasms pass — though if you're super stressed this might take up to a few weeks.
When should I be worried about eye twitching?
Schedule an appointment with your health care provider if: The twitching doesn't go away within a few weeks. The affected area feels weak or stiff. Your eyelid completely closes with each twitch.
How do I stop my eyelid from twitching?
How to Stop Eye Twitching
- Get more sleep.
- Reduce your caffeine and/or alcohol intake.
- Try stress reduction methods such as exercise, breathing exercises, or meditation.
- Use artificial tear eye drops to alleviate dry eyes.
Is upper eyelid twitching normal?
The most common type of eye twitching is called myokymia. This type of twitch or spasm is very common and happens to most people at some point. It can involve either the upper or lower eyelid, but usually only one eye at a time. The eye twitching can range from barely noticeable to irritating.
Can dehydration cause eye twitching?
"The main triggers of eyelid twitching are stress, not getting a full night's rest, dehydration, and too much caffeine," says Dr. Shah. "The first things I would ask a patient about are their sleeping habits, stress levels, and caffeine consumption."
How do I get my eyelash to stop twitching?
- Drinking less caffeine.
- Getting adequate sleep.
- Keeping your eyes lubricated with over-the-counter artificial tears or eye drops.
- Applying a warm compress to your eyes when a spasm begins.