What causes eye swelling at night?
Waking up with puffy eyelids—known as eyelid edema—occurs because of fluid retention. During sleep, the body’s heart rate and blood pressure slow down. As a result, less blood circulates, which can lead to eyelid edema in the morning.
How do I stop my eyes from swelling at night?
Here are some tips and tricks to try to get rid of puffy eyes.
- Get enough sleep. Logging a good night’s sleep regularly will help you reduce puffy eyes.
- Prop yourself up.
- Address your allergies.
- Drink enough water.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Pass on the salt.
- Eat more potassium.
- Use a cool compress.
How do you know if your eye swelling is serious?
Call your eye doctor right away if swelling lasts longer than 24 to 48 hours and you notice any of the following:
- Pain in your eye(s).
- Blurry vision.
- Decreased vision.
- Seeing floaters.
- Sensation that something’s stuck inside your eye.
Why do I wake up with swollen eyelids?
A: The most common reasons you may wake up with swollen eyelids every morning are eye allergies, sleeping in your makeup and fluid retention: Contact with allergens — such as dust and pet dander — can cause your eyelids to appear puffy in the morning.
Why do I wake up with swollen under eye?
A person may notice mild swelling under the eyes when they wake up in the morning. The AAO note that this can occur due to aging, fluid collecting under the eyes during sleep, or both. Smoking, lack of sleep, fluid retention, and allergies make it more likely that bags will develop under the eyes.
What causes swelling under only one eye?
An eye infection can cause under-eye swelling in one or both eyes. You can have an infection in the eye or eyelid. The infection and swelling will usually happen in one eye first, but can quickly spread to the other eye. Avoid touching or rubbing your eye.
How do you cure a swollen eye?
Apply ice or a cold pack wrapped in a clean, wet washcloth to the eye for 15 to 20 minutes at a time to decrease eyelid swelling and pain. You can safely give your child an allergy medicine or antihistamine by mouth. This will help to decrease eyelid swelling and itching. Benadryl every 6 hours or so is best.