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Nocturnal Lagophthalmos; Symptoms And Reasons Why Some People Sleep With Their Eyes Open

The normal thing is to sleep with the eyes closed but, 20% of people sleep with their eyes open. As weird and scary it might seem, people who have this condition may not even know they have it. Sleeping with the eyes open is a common eye and sleep disorder known as ' Nocturnal Lagophthalmos'. This condition is problematic because it can interfere with sleep and impact eye health. The signs , causes or reasons why some people sleep with their eyes open will be discussed in this article.

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Indicators Or Signs Of Nocturnal Lagophthalmos:

1) Blurred vision.

2) Red eyes.

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3) Irritated, scratchy and dry eyes.

4) Tired or fatigued eyes.

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5) Eye pain.

Causes Or Reasons Why Some People Sleep With Their Eyes Open:

1) Damaged eyelid as a result of illness, surgery or injury.

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2) Stroke.

3) Trauma.

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4) Thyroid probelm.

5) Probelm with facial nerves and muscles surrounding the eyelid can cause the lid to remain opened during sleep.

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6) Bells palsy.

7) Genetics: Family history of Nocturnal Lagophthalmos.

People with this condition may not get enough sleep as they like due to the pain and discomfort caused by the eyes drying out during the night. However, it can be treated by medical experts.


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