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How to stop eye twitching

An eyelid twitch (or tic) is when you have a spasm or slight movement of your upper or lower eyelid. For the majority of us, this common eyelid twitch is a brief and minor annoyance. But when it lasts longer or occurs more frequently than usual, there are some steps you can take to make it go away:

Settle in for a snooze. Eyelid twitches often happen to people when they are overtired, so get some restorative sleep.

Step back from stress. Being under stress can lead to eyelid twitching. If you can’t eliminate something causing you stress, find stress-reducing activities to help.

Cut back on caffeine. As a stimulant, caffeine can cause eyelid spasms. Limiting your coffee, tea or soda intake may help to reduce eyelid twitching.

Moisturize the eyes. In some cases, having irritated or dry eyes can lead to eyelid spasms. Talk with your eye doctor if you have ongoing eyelid twitching and gritty, uncomfortable eyes.

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