6 Reasons why your eye twitches

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6 Reasons why your eye twitches

Grandmas are great – and they’re pretty clever when it comes to tips and tricks on how to get the grandson a few more vitamins . White spots on fingernails? Definitely iron deficiency ( not true >>> we reported ). Brittle hair? Just eat a little more carrots, kid. skin problems? Wine is not fruit, grandson! (Note: yes.)

But often there are only outdated myths behind grandma’s wisdom. The twitching of the eyelids can have several reasons.

1. Vitamin deficiency
Yeah, they’re a bit right, the moms and grandmas. A lack of vitamin B12, also known as blepharospasm, can lead to repeated contraction of the eye muscle.

2. Stress
In fact, the most common cause of eye twitching is stress. Anxiety, overwork at work, nervousness (perhaps from too much caffeine consumption? #notjudging), or eye fatigue can trigger the involuntary muscle twitches.

3. Dry eyes
If the eyes are too dry, our body tries to compensate for the lack of moisture by blinking frequently. Too many hours in front of the PC, for example, can cause irritation of the cornea and conjunctiva and subsequently lead to twitching of the eyes.

4. Magnesium deficiency
Magnesium is primarily responsible for the function of nerves and muscles. A magnesium deficiency leads to muscle cramps – for example in the eye muscles.

5. Lack of sleep
Too little sleep primarily damages our nervous system. The circular muscle around the eyes then finds too little rest and can cramp.

6. Neurological disease
In rare cases, it can also be caused by an eye, brain or nerve disease. The signal transmission between nerves and muscles is then disrupted, which is why the eye muscle may twitch uncontrollably. In most cases, however, eye twitching is not pathological and goes away on its own. If this is not the case or if there are other symptoms such as inflammation or redness, an ophthalmologist should definitely be consulted.

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