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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Sleep With Your Eyes Open

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Are there any ways to sleep with your eyes open?

Are there any ways to sleep with your eyes open?

To some degree: Our eyelids naturally stay (mostly) closed when we are sleeping. There are those whose eyes do not stay completely closed; these individuals tend to suffer from dry eyes. Certain eye/neurological conditions can prevent the lids from closing, but in a healthy person, you cannot sleep with the eyes wide open. ...Read more

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Can you train yourself to consciously sleep with your eyes open during the night?

Can you train yourself to consciously sleep with your eyes open during the night?

I wouldn't recommend: That. Closed lids help to prevent eyes from becoming too dry and protect against foreign bodies. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to learn how to sleep with your eyes open?

Can it be possible for you to learn how to sleep with your eyes open?

MAYBE: MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS REPUTED TO DO THAT. I HAVE NOT ENCOUNTERED IT IN MY PRACTICE. WHY DO YOU ASK? PERHAPS THE QUESTION WOULD BE BETTER PUT TO A SLEEP DOCTOR. ...Read more

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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open, does it influence your dream?

What happens if you sleep with your eyes open, does it influence your dream?

No: If you sleep with your eyes open, your eyes could become dry. You may want to see an ophthalmologist for an examination to check your corneas. If they are drying out, then an artificial tear ointment OTC applied at bedtime may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can't sleep. Whenever I close my eyes I have a wierd problem where my eyes automatically try to open by blinkin.

Can't sleep. Whenever I close my eyes I have a wierd problem where my eyes automatically try to open by blinkin.

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include dry mouth. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do some people sleep with their eyes open?

How do some people sleep with their eyes open?

Many causes: Some people naturally sleep with their eyelids open 1-2 millimeters. Sometimes there is an underlying condition that contributes to poor eyelid closure such as graves' disease or bell's palsy. Sleeping with the eyelids open can lead to dryness of the corneas (exposure keratopathy). An eye exam is important to assess the health of the cornea and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can some people sleep with their eyes open?

How can some  people sleep with their eyes open?

Difficult : Usually they have a problem with their eye lids like a type of scarring , or they are just not completely closed. Others who have a sleep disorder and sleepwalk have their eyes open too but they are not resting ...Read more

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How do certain people sleep with their eyes open?

How do certain people sleep with their eyes open?

Depends: Ost people have some type of eyelid problem such as scarring to prevent them from closing. Others might be sleepwalking but the are not resting. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to sleep with their eyes open?

Is it possible for someone to sleep with their eyes open?

Not usually: Closing the eyes prior to and during sleep is a protective reflex which keeps the eye moist and healthy and aids sleep by blocking out the light. There are a few with trauma and a some rare conditions which prevent this. They usually need ointments and eyedrops to protect the eye. They are aided by Bell's reflex in which the eye rolls up during sleep and other activities. ...Read more