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Sudden Pain In Eye While Sleeping
If they're too tight:
If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result. If your eyes are partially open behind the shades and the shades touch your corneas or bend your eyelashes into your eyes this could result in sharp pain.
You should stop wearing them if they induce pain. ...Read more
Can be dryness: If the pain is when you open your eyes, you may be experiencing dryness, or a recurrent erosion. If this is a common event an ophthalmologist can examine your cornea and see if you have a basement membrane disease that can cause this, and advise treatment. ...Read more
Sometimes I get pain in my left eye, pain is bad, I feel so weak, unwell, bright light makes worse, I go to sleep and when I wake up, pain disappears?
My eyes hurt when I wake up, they are irritated and red, I also wake up with less sleep then usual because of the pain in my eyes, for example I will go to sleep with no alarm, however I will wake up after 6 hours because of the eye pain, which is uncommo
Dirt taste in mouth, trouble sleeping, headache, post nasal drip, eye pain for a year. Was getting better, but starts again along with cold weather?
Causes of bowel movement, vomiting while totally asleep, fatigue, dizziness, loss of balance, numbness, tingling, migraine, eye pain/pressure, insomnia?
Most important thing: Bowel (and likely bladder incontinence) & emesis during sleep is concerning. I think this needs to be looked at immediately. The most important thing to rule out is some type of nocturnal epileptic condition. Other symptoms you mention are consistent with what people can feel following an episode (post ictal phase). I recommend you get an ASAP appt. With neurology. Start documenting things. ...Read more
DRINK WATER: Be sure you are sufficiently hydrated. There are longer lasting gels for your eyes but they won't last more than a few hours. People often cut back on the fluids before bed so they won't have to get up to the bathroom. ...Read more
Paradoxical Sleep: Rapid eye movement or rem sleep in adult humans typically occupies 20–25% of total sleep, about 90–120 minutes of a night's sleep. Rem sleep normally occurs close to morning. During a normal night of sleep, humans usually experience about four or five periods of rem sleep; they are quite short at the beginning of the night and longer toward the end; also called paradoxical sleep. ...Read more
Simple to diagnose:
While I can't be sure without examining you, a likely cause could be that your eyes are simply drying out while your sleeping.
Many people actually don't close their eyes completely when sleeping....Ask someone to check while you are sleeping.
There is another cause related to older corneas that get swollen with prolonged sleep, but this is a more complicated diagnosis. ...Read more
Sleeping in contacts: Although several lenses are fda approved for extended (overnight) wear I don't recommend it. As a corneal specialist I am referred many corneal ulcers and literally the majority of these are in patients that sleep in their contacts, many that are "obeying the rules" and not stretching the lens disposal guidelines. Your safest options? Take out extended wear lenses at night or switch to dailies. ...Read more
Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more
A physical web?: If you got a portion of an actual web woven by a spider, it will be gone with the normal eye flushing activity. If the spider web is something that you notice from the interior of the eye, then you need to see an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more
Dryness and erosions: Tear production is lower when we rest and sleep. Eye movement stops before we start dreaming and enter REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. If there is no lubrication between the lid and the eye, then you start to "sandpaper" your corneas when REM sleep begins. This can lead to painful corneal erosions that hurt and can actually wake you up. A lubricant gel before going to bed cn break this cycle. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis?: It would be surprising if your eye has shrunk. Maybe you have swelling around the eye, making the eye seem smaller by comparison. Along with "sandy" feeling, you may have conjunctivitis, i.e. inflammation of the surface of the eye, eyelids, etc. Also called pink-eye. Most cases are not serious, but sometimes serious. See doctor if it lasts more than a week or immediately if any pain. ...Read more
Until you no longer:
Have a sleep deficit, if that's the problem. Most of us need 7-8 hrs of sleep/night. If ur overscheduled & feeling unrested when u awaken, ur not getting enough.
Always a good idea to also check w/ ur provider to make sure u don't have any vitamin/mineral deficiencies ur not aware of. Search "sleep hygiene" on the internet for good sleep habits.
Sweet dreams! ...Read more
Needs evaluation: The risk of sleeping in contacts is the development of a deposit of bacteria in the space between the lens and the front of your eye. This is increased with sleeping in the lens. If the vision is blurry, and the eye is red or painful, then you should see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) right away. ...Read more