Eye & Facial Twitches: Signs from your Brain that it Needs a Break.

Eye and facial twitches have been known to be caused by or made worse by stress, fatigue and caffeine. Eyes can twitch for other reasons, such as eye strain, allergies, or an acute emotional event, but if it happens more than once or consistently it can be a sign of a bigger neurological issue. A recurring eye twitch, medically known as a blepharospasm is a type of movement disorder. The Mayo Clinic states that eyelid twitching can be triggered by:

  • Alcohol intake
  • Bright light
  • Stress
  • Caffeine excess
  • Fatigue
  • Irritation of the eye surface  inner eyelids
  • Physical exertion
  • Smoking
  • Wind

Underlying irregular brain patterns associated with eye or facial twitching often go overlooked. These patterns often involve too much fast energy, called high beta. This high energy builds up in the body when your brain is using too much of it. If it is too much for the body to handle, it finds a way to purge the high energy to try to calm the brain. It can purge the energy in the form of eye twitches, tics, OCD behaviors, outbursts, or meltdowns. When a person is feeling stressed or overly busy, the high energy can build up faster than usual.

DIY Takeaway:

If your eye starts to twitch, take it as a sign to stay away from the above and try and be aware of how your brain is being taxed.

  • Evaluate your life and see if something is off, if you are too busy or too stressed.
  • Make an effot to allow your brain wind down at the end of the day or after stressful events.
  • Recognize your wins and be grateful for all you have going on.