A 2017 examine in Cornea concerned 125 individuals —100 of whom had dry eye illness — and their sleep habits. Those that slept on their left or proper facet had extra extreme dry eye than those that slept on their backs.
Sleeping with a fan can soothe your thoughts and funky your physique, however this could additionally irritate dry eye. A 2014 article within the Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology studied 48 individuals who had dry eye and slept in a room with excessive air movement from air con or a ceiling fan. Those that slept on their sides had extra dry eye signs and decrease manufacturing of tears within the contralateral eye. In different phrases, those that slept on their proper facet had extra issues of their left eye than their proper. This was notably the case in individuals who had nocturnal lagophthalmos, which is when the attention would not shut utterly throughout sleep. The authors urged some choices for individuals with this situation to scale back their signs of dry eye, comparable to sleeping on their again.