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Why do my eyes look like racoon eyes under my eye its very dark could it be lack of sleep?

Why do my eyes look like racoon eyes under my eye its very dark could it be lack of sleep?

Yes: There can be fluid and blood pooling under the skin. Diet, fluid retention, medications, make up products, and lack of sleep are all common causes. ...Read more

Sleep Deprivation (Definition)

A condition in which, either consciously or unconsciously, you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically, adults require six to eight hours, although some people require ...Read more


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Besides lack of sleep could dark circles tired eyes be from lack of a specific vitamin?

Besides lack of sleep could dark circles tired eyes be from lack of a specific vitamin?

Allergy: It can be from allergy and excessive fluid in the tissue from edema. Some time it can be genetic. Of course, good nigh sleep and good healthy diet will help. If you have allergies you may consider taking allergy drops or med. Wash your eyes with cold water and use cold compressors. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark eyes from lack of sleep?

How can I get rid of dark eyes from lack of sleep?

Depends: The best way is to catch up on your sleep but in the meantime get a good concealer at the makeup counter! ...Read more

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What can I use to remove the dark marks from under my eyes? What can I take to sleep at night because my body lack of sleep (stress)?

What can I use to remove the dark marks from under my eyes? What can I take to sleep at night because my body lack of sleep (stress)?

Clinque & Melatonin: There is a great product available from Clinque called "Even better eyes" that really works to remove the dark circles under your eyes. If you want to try something OTC for sleep, I suggest Melatonin, which is an herbal supplement that works well for some people. You should also practice relaxation exercises. If that doesn't work, you may need prescription medication for sleep. ...Read more

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OTHER THAN ALLERGIES AND LACK OF SLEEP, what are possible causes of dark circles under a toddlers eyes? Medications? Diet?

OTHER THAN ALLERGIES AND LACK OF SLEEP, what are possible causes of dark circles under a toddlers eyes? Medications? Diet?

Familial?: Dark circles may also be a familial trait but nasal congestion and sinus infection (uncommon at this age) may cause them too. Have you talked to your doctor? ...Read more

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I have intense dark circles under my eyes due to lack of sleep. Are there any ways to rid of them? Can I even get rid of them? Why do they happen?

I have intense dark circles under my eyes due to lack of sleep. Are there any ways to rid of them? Can I even get rid of them? Why do they happen?

Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more

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Does losing weight or lack of sleep cause dark circles under eyes?

Does losing weight or lack of sleep cause dark circles under eyes?

Dark skin: The lack of sleep and weight loss can cause the skin to get pale. As a result the underlying blood vessels shimmer through the pale skin to form dark circles ...Read more

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Dark half circles under eyes from lack of sleep/weird sleeping pattern. How long after returning to healthy sleep will it take for them to go away?

Dark half circles under eyes from lack of sleep/weird sleeping pattern. How long after returning to healthy sleep will it take for them to go away?

Allergic shiners??: Frequently those eye findings are ascribed to nasal congestion secondary to allergies not lack of sleep unless the allergies are causing your lack of sleep. See if decongestants help you. If not, go to your doc. ...Read more

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21 yrs old, having dark sunken eyes due to lack of sleep, does getting enough sleep help restore my eyes as befrore? If not what is the remedy? Plz help

21 yrs old, having dark sunken eyes due to lack of sleep, does getting enough sleep help restore my eyes as befrore? If not what is the remedy? Plz help

It helps for me!: I can tell you that in my case at the age of 54, whenever I have noticed dark sunken eyes as a result of lack of sleep then, either a little cat nap or just ditching in the back room for a good 8 to 10 hours with the world turned off does my eyes a lot of good! Try it... You'll SEE! Of course, perhaps a better question is "why aren't you getting enough sleep? " ...Read more

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Please recommend me some creme to remove eye dark circles, I am not ill and not having lack of sleep. But eyes are much darker than rest of the face.

Please recommend me some creme to remove eye dark circles, I am not ill and not having lack of sleep. But eyes are much darker than rest of the face.

Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does lack of sleep cause dark circles under my eye?

How does lack of sleep cause dark circles under my eye?

Dark circles: Lack of sleep causes fatigue which causes paleness of the skin, allowing the blood underneath the skin to become more visible & appear darker. ...Read more

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Heavy eyes, dizzyfor a few days. Sometimes must force to open my eyes. Could it be because of tired and lack of sleep? What should I do?

Heavy eyes, dizzyfor a few days. Sometimes must force to open my eyes. Could it be because of tired and lack of sleep? What should I do?

Dizzy & heavy eyes: Your symptoms indicate a need for you to see your doctor. It could be fatigue but can also be something very serious. Please see doctor ASAP. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep cause puffiness under the eyes or is there another reason?

Does lack of sleep cause puffiness under the eyes or is there another reason?

Multiple reasons: Very common issue as people get older. See your eye doctor to assess. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in the back of my eyes and nausia? Does this have to do with lack of sleep?

What can I do for this pain in the back of my eyes and nausia? Does this have to do with lack of sleep?

Eye pain: The combination of eye pain and nausea could be due to many different things including migraine and other types of headache. See an eye doctor for an exam to obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm worried about my eyes. One eye seems bigger than the other. I don't know if its because of lack of sleep or if its something serious?

I'm worried about my eyes. One eye seems bigger than the other. I don't know if its because of lack of sleep or if its something serious?

See your doctor: Look at photos that were a year ago, and compare them. If your eyes were the same size then, and now they've change sizes, then you need to see your pcp, and eye doctor for evaluation. Your pcp can do a physical exam, and make sure that your thyroid is normal, and may need to order a thyroid panel. If your eyes haven't changed, and you just noticed it now, that may be less worrisome. Good catch! ...Read more

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What are some reasons that somebody could have red eyes? Other than lack of sleep?

What are some reasons that somebody could have red eyes? Other than lack of sleep?

Red eyes: The most commonest cause would be a dry eye syndrome and can be managed by appropriate wetting agents. ...Read more

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Can your eyes hurt due to lack of sleep?

Can your eyes hurt due to lack of sleep?

Yes.: Sleep deprivation can cause irritation of the eyes making them red and inflamed. Worse than that, you could get headaches, irritability and difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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Why do eyes get bloodshot from lack of sleep?

Why do eyes get bloodshot from lack of sleep?

Dark circles: Lack of sleep causes fatigue which causes paleness of the skin, allowing the blood underneath the skin to become more visible & appear darker. ...Read more

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How to keep your eyes from being red due to lack of sleep?

2 Ways: The most effective and tempting way is not recommended: using drops that 'get the red out', like the original version of visine and clear eyes. These drops make bloodshot eyes white by constricting blood vessels, but they are highly addictive. Your eyes can become more red once you try to stop. Using non-medicated lubricating drops frequently, is a less effective but much better way to go. ...Read more

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What are reasons why your eyes become bloodshot when you have a lack of sleep?

What are reasons why your eyes become bloodshot when you have a lack of sleep?

Dryness/friction: Lack of adequate tear production, dryness and friction cause blood vessel irritation and increased redness
use of excessive caffeine to stay awake aggravates this dryness. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in the back of my eyes, nausea? Does this have to do with lack of sleep?

No: Pain in the back of your eyes could mean a problem with your eyes nausea is non specific but bioth conditions not related to a lack of sleep ...Read more

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Bags under my eyes. Is it from lack of sleep? Stress? Diet? What causes them? And what can I do to get rid of them permanently (naturally of course).

Bags under my eyes. Is it from lack of sleep? Stress? Diet? What causes them? And what can I do to get rid of them permanently (naturally of course).

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me because I was getting worried. I'm just a teenager.

Can lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me because I was getting worried. I'm just a teenager.

Yellow eyes are: Something that your doctor needs to see. It sounds like you also have difficulty sleeping. Please see your doc for an exam. He/she will be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me, I'm getting worried I'm just a teenager. Thank you

Do lack of sleep causes yellow eyes? Please help me, I'm getting worried I'm just a teenager. Thank you

No. A yellow stain: In the sclerae may be jaundice, deposits of the bile pigment bilirubin, from liver diseases like viral hepatitis. Also, 10% of Malaysian kids have an inherited gene mutation that causes G6PD Deficiency. You may have it & never know till you eat a food or take a medicine that causes your Red Blood Cells to break down too fast, which can cause jaundice. Don't fret; do see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I woke up with double eye lids on my left eyes several times in this 2wk. Last month, my left eyes twitching several times due to lack of sleep.

I woke up with double eye lids on my left eyes several times in this 2wk. Last month, my left eyes twitching several times due to lack of sleep.

Your solution:: Sleep more. And sleep better. As in sleep in a restful way, without alcohol or sedatives on board and with a healthy relaxed body in a comfortable manner. For a young person, sleep hygiene may be a foreign concept but you will need to learn it to protect your body from premature wear and tear when you age. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I woke up middle of the night when I open my eyes, it hurts and my back side of my ear hurts too. But it just lasted for seconds. Lack of sleep maybe?

I woke up middle of the night when I open my eyes, it hurts and my back side of my ear hurts too. But it just lasted for seconds. Lack of sleep maybe?

Eye irritation: Your description sounds like your eyes were irritated (due to dryness, lack of sleep, lid irritation). Try using some artificial tears or ointment prior to going to sleep and see if the issue resolves. If it persists, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy for tired and swollen eyes? Think it may be caused by lack of sleep and too much use of tranquilizer to try to rest. Thanks

Is there a natural remedy for tired and swollen eyes? Think it may be caused by lack of sleep and too much use of tranquilizer to try to rest. Thanks

Yes, there is!: Diet can make so much difference that you would be able to get rid of the tranquilizer. The worst part of the american diet is all the man made stuff that we were never designed to eat. Eat only god made food. Get rid of all forms of sugar, sweeteners, caffeine, candy, chocolate etc. It sounds like purgatory but that is how we were designed. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep make you see things out of the corner of your eye?

Does lack of sleep make you see things out of the corner of your eye?

Sometimes: Seeing shadows or movement out of the corner of the eye is common. The explanations for this phenomenon vary a great deal. Some of these experiences are more likely to occur when one is sleep deprived or is under the influence of a stimulant drug. Because depression is often associated with insomnia, which can lead to sleep deprivation, one could experience an increase in these visual phenomena. ...Read more

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My lower eyelids seem low. I want to raise them. I can see a bit of the white of my eye. Could be because of previous lack of sleep. Can sleep fix it?

Probably not.: You may be fine and this may just be a normal variant. However, you will need to see an ophthalmologist to determine if there are any problems. For example, the lower eyelid could be pulled down by scarring or trauma, and a thyroid condition can cause the eyelids appear lower. ...Read more

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