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If i'm sleeping and i turn on one side, my eyes start tearing up. Why does that happen and how can I make that stop?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology

In brief: Normal

The tears drain through openings in both the upper and lower lids that are found near the nose.
If you turn your head to the side, the tears have no option other than to run out the side of the eye since they are flowing away from the drains.

In brief: Normal

The tears drain through openings in both the upper and lower lids that are found near the nose.
If you turn your head to the side, the tears have no option other than to run out the side of the eye since they are flowing away from the drains.
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