I've had several people ask this question in the past few weeks, so thought it warranted addressing it here.
That annoying lid twitch, that may feel like a rippling or vibration in your eyelid, is called myokymia. It actually feels much more dramatic than it looks, and while you may feel like others will see it, the spasm is usually much too subtle to be noticed.
These twitches, tics, and spasms are actually pretty common, and can last for weeks or even months.
So the real question is, what causes them, and how can I get them to go away?
This kind of lid twitch can be caused by a veritable "laundry list" of factors, including:
- Tiredness/lack of sleep
- Increased caffeine intake
- Decreased caffeine intake
- Dry Eyes
- Nutritional imbalances
- Eyestrain/Eye fatigue