Sleep deprivation may worsen dry eye and cause eye irritation, a feeling of tired eyes with fluctuations of vision. Getting a good night’s sleep is very important to everyone’s health, including the health of your eyes.
Here is a helpful tip on how to fall asleep in 2 minutes or less, courtesy of this article on FastCompany.com This U.S. Army routine worked for 96% of people who tried it daily for 6 weeks:
- Sit on the edge of your bed with only your bedside light on, and relax your face.
- Let gravity pull your shoulders toward the ground. Dangle your arms, focus on your breath, relax your chest and let gravity relax your thighs and lower legs.
- Once your body is loose, try to clear your mind. Picture yourself lying in a canoe in a calm lake or swaying on a velvet hammock in a pitch-black room. Or chant the mantra, “Don’t think, don’t think, don’t think,” for 10 seconds.
- After about 2 minutes, turn off the light and lie down. You should fall asleep within minutes.
If you continue to have a feeling of irritated or tired eyes, despite getting a good night’s sleep, please make an appointment to see one of our eye doctors who specializes in the treatment of Dry Eye. Call Matossian Eye Associates at (800) 708-8800 or here to contact us online.