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Can lack of sleep cause eye irritation?

my eyes appear red. Is that caused by irritation? I wonder if lack of sleep causes eye irritation.
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  • Alexander david


    Yes, of course it will. Generally speaking, if you do not sleep well and are lack of sleep, it will be easy for you to make your eye to be irritated . There are a few causes that can cause your eye to be irritated. It includes dry eyes, stress, caffeine, lack of sleep, or harsh light conditions. For example, for your situation, you did not have a good sleep, so it will make your eyes be stressed. In that way, it will be possible to make your eyes to be that situation. So to solve this problem, you may just do some measures to make yourself to have a good rest.
  • califractal


    Yes, lack of sleep cause eye irritation. There are blood vessels in our eyes at first. Eyes will appear red when they suffer some irritation. So if you lack of sleep, your blood vessels in your eyes will full of blood than them used to be. So eyes will appear red. What's worse, if you badly lack of sleep and make your eyes exhausted, your blood vessels in your eyes may broken and make your eyes bleed. Moreover, lack of sleep will also cause eye bags, facial oedema and make the skin of your face very dry. I advise you to have enough sleep and put a wet cloth on your eyes to give your eyes water to make them feel better. When the irritation disappears, your eyes will be regular again.
  • Lynn Sherrill


    Yeah, the lack of sleep may cause the eye irritation. As we know, when we sleep, the eye nerves will get rest too. If you don’t sleep at night, the eyeballs or the eye nerves are working at the bad situation which will be in disorder. That is the reason why your eyes get red the next day. You should have a good rest for the eyes.