What Happens to Your Eyesight When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Your eyesight could be deteriorating due to lack of sleep. The signs? Eye fatigue, dry eye or double vision are some of the problems derived from poor sleep. (Photo: Getty)

The sleep It is essential for our health and well-being. When we don’t get enough sleep, it affects us at work, in relationships and above all, it harms our physical health. Another way in which the body warns that we are not getting enough sleep is your vista.

“People perform a series of basic functions every day that are related to the development and functioning of our body. Among them, the dream explains Dr. Enrique Chipont, medical director of Ophthalmic Ophthalmological Clinic. “In the same way that stopping eating generates alterations, sleeping badly or not sleeping is a source of problems. And a part of these problems are of a visual nature because lack of sleep has consequences for our eye health”.

It must be taken into account that sleep well have a regenerative and repairing effect on most of our organs (affects your mood, motivation, memory, metabolism and much more) and the eyes they are no exception. The view suffers when we are deprived of sleep.

Just like the brain and the body, the eyes ‘heal’ themselves while you sleep. Usually, It is estimated that our eyes need at least five hours of sleep to recover from the daily effort, According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASMfor its acronym in English), since “during these critical hours the eyes heal.”

It can be easy to spot someone who didn’t get enough sleep at night. baggy eyes, puffy eyes or drooping eyelids. We all recognize these signs that we’ve had a bad night. However, lack of sleep affects more than appearance.

If you don’t get enough sleep, your eyes may be dry, itchy, or red. That’s because they didn’t have enough time to produce tears, which could lead to infections eyepieces.

Ophthalmologists explain that during sleep we also ‘rest’ the ocular surface, closely linked to the quality of our tears. And it is that although the relationship between sight and sleep is a very broad field, “a certain relationship is observed between sleep disorders and some ocular pathologies or discomforts, especially dryness,” explains Dr. Borja Corcóstegui, a retina expert, from IMO Grupo Miranza.

Also, “the dry eye is a chronic inflammatory processwhich can get worse if we sleep badly because the necessary cell regeneration is not produced so that the tear has all the substances for the correct lubrication of the surface of our eyes”, indicate the specialists of the Institute of Ocular Microsurgery (IMO).

You might also experience eye twitching, develop sensitivity to light or blurred vision after a night of inadequate sleep, as published HealthDigest.

The effects of this fatigue visual are manifested through headache or difficulty focusing visual attention. So, the lack of hours of sleep not only causes eye irritation and dry eye, it can also sharpen our sensitivity to light and cause different visual disturbances.

It is possible that certain symptom associated with dryness diplopia or double vision because by keeping the eyes open longer, they do not get wet. And that feeling, on many occasions, affects us in the first minutes after waking up. We give ourselves when after a night in which we have slept badly we try to read the messages on the mobile

Another symptom of having slept badly is blurry vision which is also associated with the non-uniformity of the tear film. As a general rule, it is possible that these symptoms disappear a few minutes after waking up because our natural tendency is to to blink and when this happens flicker helps re-moisten the eyeball.

From time to time, we all miss a good night’s sleep. But if you take a look at some of your habits during the day, you could better protect your eyes and work on your sleep hygiene. And is that sleep deprivation could cause serious eye problems, such as glaucomaover time.

Thus, It is recommended that people who feel that their quality of sleep is not good or who have noticed changes in rest, include the ophthalmologist in their medical check-up routine. to detect and treat any vision disease in time

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