An uncontrollable eye twitch can hint at many underlying issues like a lack of sleep and fatigue.
We’ve all been there.
You’re having a serious conversation with someone -possibly somebody you’ve just started dating, or maybe even your boss -and your eye starts twitching uncontrollably.
You don’t want to come across like you’ve got a nervous twitch but the more you try to stop it, the worse it gets.
If this sounds familiar, then you might want to start catching some more sleep. The most common cause of eye-twitching is fatigue, so consider getting to bed a bit earlier. Stress is also a factor, so you might not completely be able to avoid twitching in front of your boss. One thing we can definitely have control over is our caffeine, alcohol and tobacco use. Too much of these things can cause eye twitches, too.
Of course, as with all things, the spasms can be a sign of serious eye conditions or are more rarely associated with nerve or brain disorders like Parkinson’s.
If you experience prolonged symptoms or are concerned about the cause, always consult your doctor.
But it’s more likely that your body is trying to tell you to get more sleep, de-stress and lay off the caffeine. Meantime, style it out with a wink.