April 18, 2014

Why Does My Eye Twitch?

If you’ve ever started typing a question into Google that starts with “why” you’ve probably seen “why does my eye twitch” come up as a suggestion.

why does my eye twitch

your cat stares at you because you stink and keep winking at it, you old pervert.

Believe it or not, it’s not just a bunch of oddballs searching for this stuff – eye twitching is a pretty common occurrence.

The good news though is that Eye Twitching Is Completely Normal. According to WebMD That eye twitch is known as blepharospasm.

Blepharospasm has a few causes that can cause your eye to twitch. These causes include dry eyes, stress, caffeine, lack of sleep, or harsh light conditions.

As somebody who’s had a twitchy eye in the past, I can say that mine was definitely caused by a combination of stress and caffeine. When I cut down my caffeine intake my eye stopped twitching. (Luckily the twitch stopped when I un-stressed during hunting season – which is good because I would have hated to see what happened if I fired a rifle with a twitchy scope eye.)

So if you eye is twitching, try and see if you’re stressed or changed your routine lately. Check the lighting, cut out the caffeine, get some sleep, or try some allergy eye drops.

Of course, I’m not a doctor so if you think you have something serious, by all means see your doctor.

As for why your belly button smells? (how does one even smell their own belly button anyway?) I can’t help with that – try taking a shower.

About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com

Comments

  1. When I was in the Army a lot of the people (including myself) started experiencing that for the first time. Almost everyone had fears that it was some kind of sign of something terribly wrong too. I think that we had at least 4 of the 5 causes you mentioned pretty much all the time.