Decoding the link between sleep deprivation and blurred vision, eye twitches
Droopy eyelids, under eye bags, and puffy eyes — sleeplessness can wreak havoc on one’s daily life. As such, it needs no retelling that a good night’s sleep is essential to your health and well-being and can have a significant impact on your concentration, mood, and metabolism, among other things. But, did you know that just like our body and mind replenish themselves during sleep, so do our eyes? According to optimax.co.uk, adults need a minimum of 5 hours of sleep a night to feel refreshed, but only 35 per cent of people get an average of fewer than five hours each night.
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This lack of sleep can be dangerous for your eyes as they will fail to work to their full potential, leading to possible serious consequences such as dry eyes, eye strain, blurred vision, and, at worst, vision loss. “While it goes without saying that not getting enough sleep can result in dark circles beneath the eyes, it can also harm the health of your eyes,” Dr Virender Sangwan, Director of Innovation, Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital said, highlighting that we need at least five hours sleep each night for our eyes to effectively regenerate.