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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Wear A Sleeping Eye Mask That Puts Pressure On Your Eyes While You Sleep

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 sleep mask (eye mask) bad for eye due to pressure? I'm really worried. I have used it for few nights now. Any bad effects on my eyes?

Are sleep mask (eye mask) bad for eye due to pressure? I'm really worried. I have used it for few nights now. Any bad effects on my eyes?

Unlikely a problem: Most sleep masks are soft enough that with moderate tightening, they will not interfere with the blood circulation of the eye. The pressure they usually create is no more than when you lie asleep on your stomach with your head facing the pillow. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep now? I hit my forehead on the door to dodge a bee! Hours ago. Felt pressure in my face like nose area almost to my eyes. I'm scared

Is it safe to sleep now? I hit my forehead on the door to dodge a bee! Hours ago. Felt pressure in my face like nose area almost to my eyes. I'm scared

YES: It is probably safe for you to sleep. You probably just have a facial contusion. You didn't blackout or have no nausea or vomiting. If you are really worried then by all means get checked. ...Read more

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Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.

Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.

Sinusitis: See your doctor for an evaluation. It is hard to say what the problem is. A sinus infection is one possibility. ...Read more

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My eyes are red, I have pressure above the bridge of my nose, and I can't sleep. This has been going on for about two weeks?

You need sleep!: Lack of sleep causes dry eyes and therefore the red eyes and the burning and the pressure feeling.

You have to figure out what is your cause of loosing sleep! ...Read more

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Pressure behind eyes when bending, blocked nose, dizzy, when I close my eyes it feels like I'm moving. Can't sleep. Been 7 days now what could it be?

Pressure behind eyes when bending, blocked nose, dizzy, when I close my eyes it feels like I'm moving. Can't sleep. Been 7 days now what could it be?

Tension: My fist thought is tension. Otherwise =. check for sinusitis with tenderness over the face or forehead, a viral syndrome. Sounds like you should check with your health care provider after taking your temperature. ...Read more

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I read eye pressure (IOP) is usually highest in the morning. For a day sleeper, is this the case after waking (ie. Afternoon), or is it morning hours for everyone regardless of sleep schedule?

I read eye pressure (IOP) is usually highest in the morning. For a day sleeper, is this the case after waking (ie. Afternoon), or is it morning hours for everyone regardless of sleep schedule?

Diurnal vsriation: Eye pressure varies with the sleep cycle not the time of the day. Pressure is highest during REM cycle of sleep. This is known as Diurnal variation. ...Read more

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I get sudden eye pressure and tire/sleep feeling at random points in the day. I have taken my blood pressure when this happens its normal.

Eye pressure: Feeling of sudden eye pressure can be due to (most common to least): dry eye/tear film unstable; one is starting to get sick or virus/bacteria starting to invade sinuses; headache/migraine; narrow angle; high eye pressure; rarely: inflammation in eye; eye infection; tumor in or around eye; more info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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If I try to sleep on my right side with my head on a pillow, my left eye feels like there is a lot of pressure and hurts (dull pressure pain) teeth too?

If I try to sleep on my right side with my head on a pillow, my left eye feels like there is a lot of pressure and hurts (dull pressure pain) teeth too?

Get Examined: You may have a number of possible problems. Abscessed tooth, so see your dentist. Sinus infection, see ENT physician. If those are not finding the problem, see neurologist. There are two academies of dentists with special focus on oral pain. Check for members at these websites: aaop. Org and aacfp. Org on internet. ...Read more

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My 5 mnth baby has a lazy eye started after tummy sleeping 1 wk ago & more pressure on that side lead to slight swellin on that eye? Fine otherwise.

My 5 mnth baby has a lazy eye started after tummy sleeping 1 wk ago & more pressure on that side lead to slight swellin on that eye? Fine otherwise.

For safe sleep, put: Him in his crib on his back when he is drowsy, but awake after feeding, wiping his mouth out with a soft cloth & reading to him at the same time nightly. If he rolls over, there's not much you can do. Eye turning is from a problem in the nerve to an eye muscle, the junction of the nerve & muscle, or the muscle. Seek referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist to prevent true amblyopia or lazy eye. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?

Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?

Bandage contact: A bandage contact lens is used to help corneal abrasions heal and tp keep the patient more comfortable. If this has healed you no longer need the contact lens at night. Cloudy vision sometimes is caused by scarring or swelling of the. Corneal tissue, occasionally the contact lens clouds the vision. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to leave and. Sleep with my contacts in my eye for weeks? But I still put eye drops in my eye with contacts still in

Is it safe for me to leave and. Sleep with my contacts in my eye for weeks? But I still put eye drops in my eye with contacts still in

Take Out Contacts: It is important for your eyes to get oxygen. Some contacts allow for air to pass through them to your eye while other do not. It is often suggested to remove your contacts at night regardless. Proteins & other substances can build up on your contacts & irritate your eyes or lead to infection. It is good to remove them to let them soak in cleaning solution. Most drops need to go on eyes to work. ...Read more

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Is bandage contact is safe to wear even sleeping at night? Any tips to make the scratched eye heal faster?

Is bandage contact is safe to wear even sleeping at night? Any tips to make the scratched eye heal faster?

Yes: I assume bandage lens was prescribed and placed by your eye doctor. If you are monitored by him/her and lens changed as necessary, you should be ok. Remember to call him/her if any problems. ...Read more

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OD dx me w/mild corneal abrasion. She had me buy OTC eye drops & nighttime eye lubricant. Can I wear a sleep mask @ night as I have trouble sleeping?

OD dx me w/mild corneal abrasion. She had me buy OTC eye drops & nighttime eye lubricant. Can I wear a sleep mask @ night as I have trouble sleeping?

Go for it: A sleep mask will not disturb the healing of the cornea. Your eyes will be closed under it and the cornea will fix itself with no issues. ...Read more

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Apnea test, never put on CPAP, but as usually couldn't fall sleep even though always tired &eyes closed. Think slept 3-4hrs. Does Mean I MAY have apnea?

Apnea test, never put on CPAP, but as usually couldn't fall sleep even though always tired &eyes closed. Think slept 3-4hrs. Does Mean I MAY have apnea?

Sleep apnea...: Your symptoms suggest that you may have sleep apnea. The only way to know for sure is to get a sleep study done. During a sleep study, you are monitored carefully while you sleep. If you have sleep apnea, either obstructive or central, it will be diagnosed during this single night test. There are many different treatments so see your doc and get the test done so you can get treated if needed! ...Read more

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Greetings I want to ask if it's fine to use an eye mask that contains a blue color gel pad in my eyes when I sleep? The gel pad is slightly heavy

Greetings I want to ask if it's fine to use an eye mask that contains a blue color gel pad in my eyes when I sleep? The gel pad is slightly heavy

Yes: These are common and frequently used. As long as the pad contains eye holes so there is no pressure on the actual eye, then these can be used safely. ...Read more

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For what reason does my sleep in contacts burn and hurt my eyes after 4 hours of wear?

For what reason does my sleep in contacts burn and hurt my eyes after 4 hours of wear?

Need exam: Pain with contact lens wear should send you to your eye care provider. ...Read more

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Can my eyes be infected by my sleeping mask?

Can my eyes be infected by my sleeping mask?

Yes: Yes, if it is not cleaned on a daily basis and if you have blepharitis. ...Read more

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I have slight bags under eyes same colour as skin I put vitamin E 400iu on face every night what can do I get plenty on sleep and water what can I do?

I have slight bags under eyes same colour as skin I put vitamin E 400iu on face every night what can do I get plenty on sleep and water what can I do?

Get a physical exam: Bags under the eyes at your age is unusual when you are getting adequate sleep. Keep the vitamin E away from the eyes. Do you have allergies? This can cause it. There are more serious causes so I would recommend you have a general physical exam. Be sure to tell the doctor about the baggy eyelids. ...Read more

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Due to wearing contacts 24/7 (except for sleep) (i wear dailies) my eyes now have noticeable large eye veins. Steroids didn't work. Can I fix it?

Due to wearing contacts 24/7 (except for sleep) (i wear dailies) my eyes now have noticeable large eye veins. Steroids didn't work. Can I fix it?

Caused by contact: Lens over wear. If the blood vessels that severe you need to stop your wearing your contact lenses. These will not get better with any other treatment. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?

How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?

Depends: On how bad the problem is. You could start with using an ointment, like refresh pm or lacrilube, (artificial tears) at bedtime. If this is not sufficient, you can use a night-time soft goggle to hold the eye shut. Of course, you could see an oculoplastic surgeon and get it fixed as well. ...Read more