Most of us are aware that sleep is an important aspect of living a healthy lifestyle. However, many of us may not be giving a full night’s rest the priority it deserves. The importance of sleep cannot be over stressed.
Sleep deprivation has been shown to lead to slower reflex times, an overall decrease in functional performance, increased blood pressure and increased stress.1 Lack of sleep can have effects on just about every organ and bodily process including your eyes.
When you don’t get enough sleep you may experience eye spasms or twitches, sore or tired eyes or even blurry vision. Additionally, not getting enough sleep has been clinically shown to worsen dry eye symptoms.1